Nigerian Sunday School teacher who tried to murder a widow over £31k, jailed for 21 years


52-year-old Abosede Adeyinka was, today, jailed for 21 years for trying to murder a 90-year-old widow by bludgeoning her over the head and stabbing her in the neck in an attempt to steal £31,000 savings on the evening of April 27, 2017, in the U.K.

 Adeyinka had busted into Pam Batten’s home, knocking her to the ground before striking her twice with a hammer she had hidden in her handbag. When Mrs Batten pleaded for mercy, Adeyinka grabbed a kitchen knife and threw it “like a dart”, leaving it embedded in the pensioner’s neck. 

Adeyinka, a mother of three, had been the carer for Mrs Batten’s late-husband, Ernest, in the last six months of his life, and knew there were bags of cash hidden around the semi-detached West Drayton home. 

She covered her face with a red lace scarf during the shocking attack, but Mrs Batten recognised her immediately as the professional carer who had visited her home three-times-a-week. 

Mrs Batten said the horrifying attack has shattered her confidence, making her afraid to be home alone at night or speak to strangers, and terrified she will be attacked again. 

Adeyinka, a charity worker and Sunday school teacher, burst into tears and wailed loudly as Judge Peter Clarke QC jailed her for 21 years at Blackfriars crown court this morning. 

Adeyinka fled from the house empty handed after Mrs Batten said that her son was due to visit that evening, but her coat and bag were covered in the pensioner’s blood. 

Mrs Batten was found lying in the hallway by a neighbour, and was close to death when she was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery, the court heard. Adeyinka had worked two jobs to support her three children, spent years volunteering for charity, and worked as a Sunday school teacher at her church.


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