This whole Lekan Shonde and Ronke Bewaji Shonde affair makes me sick! I really hope he rots in jail and i will tell you why. And it just shows many Nigerians still have no clue and believe that you can kill or beat a woman if you have reasons to.Why else will this clueless friends of Lekan try to justify the killing of his wife?Telling us stories such as the alleged lover Ronke was sleeping with in Abuja had called to apologize? So,lets assume Ronke Shonde was having an affair,should the husband kill her for this? The whole thing stinks
and these so called friends should be ashamed of their selves.
The excuse Lekan himself gave as to why he fled as well is a joke and a ridiculous one.If you spouse is killed and you were at work,will you flee after hearing the news simply cos you heard the police was at your house? Who did Lekan expect to go to the crime scene? The fire brigade?
I know we are not supposed to jump to conclusion or assume,but in this case,i am willing to bet my last breath that Lekan Shode did indeed kill Ronke Sonde his wife!
One of his friends even said he was a gentle wife and loved his wife so much.He loved her to the extent that she holds all the money and all his ATM cards.But this same man said he gives his wife money daily,so why will he have to give her money if the cards and money affairs were down to her? Ridiculous.As per the gentle man they called him,the husband admitted himself to beating the wife,but claimed he had last beat her 3 years ago.
I hope he dies in jail,but not now,many years later,so he will suffer like Ronke has suffered.
So back to the story of the friends.A friend of Lekan Shonde, Gbenga Sholuki, who spoke with The Nation newspaper, claims the alleged lover of late Ronke Bewaji has apologized to Lekan for bringing confusion into his home. Lekan had alleged that his wife had been cheating on him with an Abuja-based lover. Sholuki who is the Executive Director, Campaign against Impunity & Domestic Violence, told The Nation, that Lekan had spoken to Ronke's alleged lover on the phone
"Even as we were coming to the police command, he has spoken with his mother-in-law to notify her that he has surrendered. The woman told him that he has done very well for her family and that though they were pained, they have forgiven him and he should not think of suicide again. He also called his wife’s lover and told him he hoped he was happy now that he has destroyed his home. The man begged for forgiveness. When information came to us about what has happened, we told him to come out for the law to take its course. We have known him for a long time and he is not a violent person. We want justice. We are demanding a medical examination to ascertain what really happened. He is a family man. He cherishes his wife and says very pleasant things about her. All we want is justice. If scientific evidence proofs he killed his wife, then, he should go in for it. But what we do not like is his being condemned even before autopsy result comes out,” said Sholuki
Another friend of Lekan, Sunday Nwobi said Lekan loved his wife so much that she fully controlled the finances of his home.
"At the moment he has nothing because even the money he makes was kept in an account the wife has access to. Even the ATM card is with her. Everything was under her. That’s how much he loved her. He has never been violent. I have known him for the past 33 years and I can tell you that he is a gentleman. He was in the same class with my immediate younger brother who has just returned from the United States because of this matter. He attended Ikeja High School. I have been in touch with him since the ugly incident and he sent me over 70 messages threatening to commit suicide. He told me he had quarrel with his wife on alleged infidelity. He said his wife confessed she has man friend, at her place of work. Lekan told me that he caught his wife talking to the man on phone and that she went to Abuja with her lover and they spent five days together. As the wife was confessing and begging him, he said he pushed her aside and went into the room to sleep.
That he didn’t talk to her nor touch her because he was angry. Since he usually left the house early (5am) for work every day and returns around 8pm, he said he left that day as usual and that their eight-year-old son was the one who bolted the door, while he used his own key to lock the gate as usual. Lekan told me that he never knew anything has happened to his wife until he was called by his landlady on phone. That his landlady told him his wife had died and that he was a suspect. He said his landlady’s daughter also called him. He was on his way to the house but different people called and told him to run because police were in his house and they were looking for him as the suspect. That was why he fled. But as soon as he contacted me that same day, I kept telling him to come out. His aged father also told him to turn himself in and allow the law to run its course,” he said.
Meanwhile the Lagos state commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said an autopsy will determine the real cause of Ronke's death.
“As you can see, he has just been brought in. It is still an allegation and the police is not the court of law to pronounce anyone guilty or otherwise. He has turned himself in. I confirm he is in our custody. We will ensure we get to the root of the matter. He shall be interrogated and investigation is ongoing. We cannot say for sure what happened but autopsy report will prove cause of death,” he said.
Lekan is being detained at the homicide unit, State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti-Yaba.