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Police detains suspected wife killer, Lekan Shonde

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Efforts of the Lagos State Police Command to bring to justice a man, Lekan Shonde, who allegedly killed his wife bore forth some fruit Monday as the suspect reportedly turned himself in to the Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command, Tunji Disu.

Shonde is currently being interrogated at the Command headquarters in Ikeja at the time of this report.

The suspect was alleged to have strangled his wife, Ronke, to death and fled the scene leaving behind their two children in the house.

After an alarm was raised by the family’s nanny, who reported for duty on Friday morning, neighbours were forced to break down the doors of the deceased’s flat due to loud cries of the children.

Blood was said to be oozing from the nostrils of Ronke when her body was discovered. There were also bruises on her. Ronke was said to be an employee of Guaranty Trust Bank until she was sacked recently before she went into the business of selling clothes.

According to the police image-maker, “Marks of violence” were found on Ronke’s body, suggesting that she was murdered in cold blood. “Yes, I confirm the incident. The landlady reported it on Friday at about 8:00a.m. She said at about 7:00a.m., she heard the screaming of Mrs. Ronke Shonde’s children, who was one of her tenants, as they couldn’t find the key to open their door from inside.

“When the door was forced open from outside, the lifeless body of the victim was found on the floor. Police operatives visited the scene and the corpse was removed and deposited at the Isolo General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.”




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