Lekan Shonde begged police to shoot him after wife Ronke's death
Ronke Bewaji Shonde Update.A lagos resident and father of 2 Lekan Sonde, 57, who allegedly killed his wife Ronke Bewaji Shonde in Egbeda area of Lagos State, was said too have been contemplating suicide, before he finally surrendered himself to the police in Monday.
The suspect also begged the police to shoot and kill him, stating that life was not worth living for him again.This reminds me so much of the OJ Simpson case.It was the same way he went on the run,putting a gun to his head and threatening to kill himself.
I think after the deed is done,reality sets in and they realise the magnitude of what they had done.
I don't think Lekan Shonde intentionally killed his wife Ronke Bewaji though,he probably hit her and she fell from the stairs.Anyway,after the autopsy,we will have a clearer idea.
Lagos Metro also gathered that the suspect was tracked to a hotel at the Ikeja GRA by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), before he finally decided to surrender himself to the police. The police also recovered his wife’s phone from him during a search on him.
It was further gathered that the suspect had planned committing the alleged crime before he escaped to Ondo State from where he was persuaded to return home to Lagos, by his friend.
The suspect, who was interrogated by the state commissioner of police, Fatai Owoseni was later transferred to the homicide section of the Lagos State police command at the state CID, Panti
Lagos Metro gathered that there had been a serious disagreement between the suspect and his friends, who advised him to surrender to the police, but he refused.
A source at the RRS told Lagos Metro that, “our men tracked him to a hotel in Ikeja GRA but we were careful not to allow him escape. We kept monitoring the movement of people in the area.”
He added that, “at that time our men continued to appeal to him to surrender himself to the police and the communication was monitored. At about past 12 on Monday, he came to our office with some of his friends and surrendered himself.”
Lekan, who was accused of killing his wife, Ronke was later taken to the state police command headquarters by the commander in charge of RRS, Olatunji Disu.
The state police commissioner, Fatai Owoseni spoke with the suspect for about three hours, before he was finally transferred to the State CID, Panti for further investigations.
There were also claims that the suspect was planning to escape to Ghana and the Republic of Benin, before he finally surrendered to the police.
The suspect was said to have sent about 70 text messages to some of his friends that he wanted to commit suicide.