Berkshire

Man jailed for Slough taxi drop-off murder

Eddington Chigora
Image caption Chigora stabbed Mr Adigun four times in the chest and back

A man has been jailed for the murder of another man who arrived injured at a Berkshire police station in a taxi.

Omobolaji Adigun, 41, had multiple stab wounds and was rushed to hospital after being driven to Slough's Windsor Road station in April.

Eddington Chigora, 44, formerly of Buttermere Avenue, Slough, was convicted at Reading Crown Court on 4 October and sentenced on Monday.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment and must serve a minimum of 20 years.

Mr Adigun, known as BJ, died on the evening of 19 April.

Police said Chigora had confronted Mr Adigun at a petrol station in Stoke Poges Lane at about 21:50 GMT, before stabbing him four times in the chest and back.

Officers said witnesses reported seeing the men running in Stoke Poges Lane. Mr Adigun flagged down a taxi and asked the driver to take him to Slough police station.

The taxi arrived at the police station in Windsor Road shortly before 22:00 GMT, where police officers administered first aid until paramedics arrived.

Mr Adigun lost consciousness and died shortly afterwards at Wexham Park Hospital.

Thames Valley Police said Chigora arrived at the police station a few minutes after the taxi, where he admitted injuring Mr Adigun but claimed to have acted in self defence.

Det Ch Insp Phil Murphy, who led the investigation, said: "The evidence against Chigora was overwhelming and we would like to thank those members of the local community who came forward and gave evidence - their testimony was crucial in disproving the defendant's version of events.

"We are satisfied with the sentence, which reflects the premeditated nature of this offence, and our thoughts remain with Mr Adigun's family."

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