Lekan Shonde Who Murdered Banker Wife in 2016, Finally Found Guilty & Sentenced To Death

You must remember the case against a dockworker and father-of-2, Lekan Shonde, 53, who allegedly murdered his banker wife in 2016? (Read here)

Well, according to PunchNewspaper, the on and off case came to an end on Friday, after Justice Josephine Oyefeso, of the Lagos State High Court found him guilty of all charges levied against him and sentenced him to death by hanging.

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The then 51-year old man had allegedly beaten his then 39-year old wife, Ronke Shonde, to death at about 8:30pm on May 5, 2016; at their home, No. 3, Tiemo Close, Egbeda, in the Egbeda-Idimu Area of Lagos State.

The marriage, which was blessed with two children, then aged 6 and 5, was said to have been marred with domestic violence. Shonde was was reported to have absconded after the incident only to show up five days later and surrendered to the authorities after an extensive manhunt.

READ ALSO: Ronke Shonde: Autopsy Report Claims She Died From Respiratory Seizure

He was alleged to have locked the door on the corpse of his wife with their two children before the incident was discovered by their housekeeper, Shola Adamolekun who had fortunately arrived to resume duties the morning of the day after. She, it was, who reported at the police station.

Shonde had accused his wife of sleeping with a certain Kayode, general manager of a publishing company.

At the last hearing, Shonde pleaded that the case be reduced from murder to manslaughter but with Friday’s judgment, his plea was obviously not granted.

A post-mortem examination conducted on the deceased revealed that she died from severe brain injuries. Dr S. Soyele, a medical pathologist, from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, while giving his testimony before an Ikeja High Court, further revealed that during autopsy, it was discovered that the deceased’s brain was heavy, swollen and filled with water.

He said:

“The deceased, Ronke Shonde died from respiratory failure, caused by cerebral oedema -swollen brain-, caused by a blunt force trauma to the brain.”

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