The murder trial of Lekan Shonde, 51, accused of killing his wife of eight years and mother of his two children on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at their 3, Tiemo Crescent, Egbeda (Lagos) has again been adjourned to July 8, encomium.ng learned.
Shonde, wearing an orange polo shirt and jeans today (Friday, June 24) at the Chief Magistrate court in Ebute Meta, was arraigned for less than ten minutes at 10:30 am. And since the Director of Public Prosecutions in Lagos is yet to serve the accused’s lawyer (I.B. Muhammed) details of the charges and proof of evidence, the case could not go on.
Shonde, a dock worker at Apapa Port, was looking far better today than when he was arraigned on May 20. He was clean shaven and appeared a bit relaxed following his incarceration at Ikoyi prison.
The tragedy of Ronke Shonde, 37, gained attention as news of her death was widespread. She reportedly died from a blow to the head, according to forensic reports by pathologists from Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, who conducted the autopsy.
When her corpse was discovered by the nanny and neighbors in the morning of Friday, May 6, police were invited. But efforts to get Lekan Shonde was unsuccessful for days as he fled. He only surrendered on Monday, May 9 , after friends persuaded him.
Many fabulous tales trailed the death of the young woman who grew up in Ibadan (Oyo), with accusations of adultery hung on her and Kayode Eyitayo Oluokun.
– Tade Asifat for encomium.ng