Man who murdered his wife given life sentence after appearance at Ipswich Crown Court

A man from Newmarket who pleaded guilty to murdering his wife has been given a life sentence.

Olubunmi Abodunde, (pictured above) of Exning Road, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court today, Thursday, May 9.

The 48-year-old will have to serve a minimum custodial term of 17 years before being considered for release by the parole board. He had pleaded guilty to murder at a previous hearing in April.

Judge Martyn Levett described the attack on Taiwo Abodunde, 41, as “cold blooded and callous”, leaving her with catastrophic injuries.

Police entered a property in Exning Road shortly before 10am on November 28, 2023. Upon entering officers discovered the body of Taiwo Abodunde.

Olubunmi Abodunde was arrested and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he was subsequently charged with murder.

As is standard procedure, a referral was made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, due to previous police contact at the address. The IOPC is investigating the previous police contact.

Detective Inspector Dan Connick said: “I hope this sentence provides some comfort and reassurance to those most affected by the murder of Taiwo Abodunde, in particular her family and friends.

“Our thoughts remain with the family and all those who knew Taiwo.”

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