Rob Hall prosecuting said: ‘These arguments were ignited by differences of opinion over the religion of their daughter – the defendant wanted her to convert from Christian to Islam, but Esther was a church goer.
- Esther Arogundade was stabbed 13 times by Shola Adebiyi at her Salford, Greater Manchester, home
- Adebiyi tried to kill himself by drinking oven cleaner after killing his former partner
- He phoned his victim’s new lover to say he would never see her again and then confessed the killing to a friend
- Kitchen porter Adebiyi has been jailed for a minimum of 20-and-a-half years at Manchester Crown Court
By STEVE NOLAN
PUBLISHED: 18:18 GMT, 11 December 2012 | UPDATED: 19:43 GMT, 11 December 2012
A Muslim man was jailed for life today for stabbing his devout Christian ex-girlfriend 13 times after they split following bitter rows about him wanting their young daughter to convert to Islam.
Esther Arogundade, 32, was attacked by kitchen porter Shola Adebiyi in her own home after she began a relationship with another man.
Adebiyi also drank oven cleaner in an attempt to kill himself and phoned Esther’s new lover to say he would never see her again before confessing to the killing to a friend.
Police broke into the mother-of-two’s home in Salford, Greater Manchester, and found KFC worker Esther lying dead on the kitchen floor with multiple stab wounds to her back and front.