The Lagos State Police Command led by CP Fatai Owoseni is enjoying the confidence of Lagosians, indigenes and settlers, as Lekan Shonde, the 51 year old dock worker who allegedly killed his wife of 8 years and mother of his two children (Ronke) faces a long trial in court on murder charge.
Those who dismissed the autopsy report which failed to categorically list pronounced injuries are now relieved that the gentleman, accused of being recklessly violent, intensely jealous and incurably insecure, is facing a murder charge today (Friday, May 20, 2016).
Check the emotional comments of keen followers of the saga which unfolded when the corpse of the 36 year-old woman was discovered on Friday, May 6, 2016, at their 3, Tiemo Crescent, Egbeda flat by their nanny and neighbours…
Anonymous Friday, May 20, 2016 8:53:00 am
Serves him right.
Whether he goes to jail or not, it’s on record, he’s a murderer.
Ruth DaviesFriday, May 20, 2016 8:55:00 am
Serves him right.
This is a very big lesson for everybody.
AnonymousFriday, May 20, 2016 9:02:00 am
Then, what of her controversial lover? he should be tried for fornication and adultery, if found guilty, his manhood should be cut off to serve as a lesson to other careless and useless men in our society.
If found guilty ,wil u kill him then what happens to the children ? Better release the man so dat the hildren. Wll not lose both parents
Release full autopsy report and reason for this imaginary “trial” to the public.
So na watin una wan charge be4? Ok tif?
Punch, kindly train your reporters on how to report news. He cannot be tried for murder – he will be tried on “suspicion of culpable homicide”
This will serve as a lesson for everybody – human life is sacred.
Taking another person’s is very wrong. And everyone should pay for his/her crime. But
The wife herself was also wrong by sleeping with another man .and telling her horseband he cannot do anything. Dat will push most men over d edge.
See what lack of self control has caused for him. Men should learn to walk away during argument with their wife .If u cannot do dat.Buy a Koboko. It has proven to be highly effective against stubborn people.
I hope and pray that justice is served.
babyeyez izzy said…
#draws chair close #
SDK Drama Queen said…
Now police is talking.
NUVI HONEY said…
What a pity.
Sarah de DIEU. said…
Thank God,Mercy Bewaji may your soul rest in peace.
I think Poverty played an important role in dis sad story. If the horseband is rich, cheating by his wife is enough ground for divorce.
Why can’t the DPP give advice to ensure that he is charged in the appropriate court? The earlier the trial commences, the earlier all involved get to move on.
Nigeria is changing, gradually women beaters will be going to jail, lose jobs, social status. Nice development.
Nigerians that cannot even understand a simple autopsy report and kept ranting here. Have you heard?
Do you expect autopsy report to read :Mr shonde slapped Ronke 20 times and then used rope to stangle her and when she refused to die, he blocked her nose and kept hitting her on the head.
In Many cases, Autopsy leaves mor questions than answers.
If for instance,the woman had a very serious silent illness that wasn’t even known to anyone before she died, the doctors should not include it because you want them to just go straight and say he killed her.
For you myopic illiterates, This autopsy incriminated the husband, it is left for the lawyers to do their own part of the job.
Even if the Autopsy said the woman died from a blow to the head, or strangulation, the Lawyers will still have to prove that it was Mr Shonde that did it and not an intruder.
If three people had accidents their cause of deaths might be different. One might be cardiac failure, another might be respiratory failure while the other might be stroke! When you put other circumstantial and physical evidence together, you can now eliminate other causes of stroke,cardiac failure or respiratory failure and then link it directly to the accident.
All her Lawyers need to do is to prove that she was not a known seisure patient ie she has never had seisure before. Even if they find intoxicating substance in her blood, they can still prove that her husband forced it on her to ingest since he bought her food after learning she cheated. Then it is so easy to bring up the issue of blow to the head and the bruises in the head.
So what’s the fuss about the autopsy exonerating him. I am sure the police is not stupid to reveal all the details of the autopsy cos that’s what they will use and build their case. There are information they call classified info. This report might even be a means to throw the Shonde defence off track and then deal them a fatal blow with the confidential information.
Strangulation marks on the neck would have been so obvious for anyone to ignore. Pleaseeeeeee. Even when they take her for burial, the family can still snap it so no doctor will want that kind of incriminating fact.
Autopsy reports are never always straight forward. Sometimes, laymen cannot even understand it.
Expert witnesses (doctors) will also be in court to defend the autopsy.
Those saying the woman cheated smh…I can’t believe some of believes what this man says…The man is so guilty, and trying to get sympathy from people. Even if she cheated..that does gives him the right to kill her?…If women begin killing their cheating husbands……
Good news, where are those stupid idiot defending the monster, hope they too has heard abt the autopsy result
I will implore you all to go online and have a look at samples of autopsy reports, they are NOT always straight to the point. They give you clues and not a one way traffic.
There are physical,circumstancial and forensic evidence that help to build a case.
This autopsy of Ronke Shonde has even given the police and prosecuting lawyers an edge. If the cause of her death is respiratory failure caused by seisure, you cannot throw away other causes of seisures but in this case you try to rule out other causes and prove that it was the blow to the head that caused it. And that blow was from her husband and not her neighbour or herself. Please,let us reason intelligently. You have to prove beyond reasonable doubt.
In some cases, you might even find more than one possible cause. That makes the case more difficult because for each medical cause of death, you have almost 20things that can cause it, so the burden is to rule out others and prove it was his handwork .
Here,they have only a few things to rule out and I am sure the police charging him to court immediately means they know they have a solid case.
Prosecutors don’t go to court when they don’t have anything.
Stop all these rantings that is suggestive of poverty of understanding. I wonder what Nigerians gain by always forming Victimisation.
Oh this is a good start, at least the late wife will get some justice. Thank God for the autopsy.
If it’s anything to go by the autopsy report, this man is in for it. So unfortunate.