The death of Ronke Shonde, whose corpse was discovered in the morning of Friday, May 6,2016, in their Egbeda-Idimu, Lagos home, has been a sad, tragic, riveting but preventable misadventure.
And followers of the case are still alarmed and confused about the culpability of her husband of eight years and father of her two children, Lekan.
Here is the timeline you should note now as we update you on the saga…
2008 – Lekan and Ronke became man and wife, in spite of their 15 year age gap. He is 51 and she’s 36,
2010 – Their son, who is now 6, was born.
2012 – Their daughter, now four, came into the world.
2012 – A noticeable domestic violence was recorded and the Bewajis, Ronke’s family, were disturbed by the turn of events.
At this time Ronke was possibly working at GTBank. She later changed jobs to the packaging company owned by her uncle.
Accusations of adultery had began, and Lekan was constantly in the shadows of his wife, watching her moves and stalking her male friends and harassing some.
2015 – Another violence erupted when Ronke’s mum was in their house. She had to leave hurriedly and called her first daughter, Bolatito.
Bolatito reported the matter to the police who refused to intervene. But upon arrival at the Shondes, Bolatito was adamant that Ronke had to leave the house, except she wanted to die there. Ronke was ready to leave, but suddenly she changed her mind and returned to the bedroom.
A pastor and land lady on their Tiemo Close were said to have begged on Lekan’s behalf.
All through the years the couple reportedly struggled financially, sometimes calling on the Bewajis for help.
2015/2016 – A woman turned up at the Shondes with a love child. That singular episode shattered Ronke who became depressed.
Thursday, May 5, 2016 – There were reported loud altercations from their front flat upstairs, but no one intervened.
Friday, May 6, 2016 – The nanny couldn’t get into the apartment in the morning. The door was bashed down, and the corpse of Ronke was sprawled on the floor. Their two children were in the house then.
Neighbours raised the alarm, invited police.
Lekan Shonde who claimed he was called about his wife’s death while already at work decided to flee.
Saturday, May 7, 2016 – Lekan’s friends appealed to him to surrender, but he was boasting that he could disappear into thin air in Lagos for 30 years.
Sunday, May 8, 2016 – He agreed to surrender.
Monday, May 9, 2016 – He surrendered to the commander of Rapid Response Squad in Lagos, ACP Tunji DISU.
He was later taken to the office of the commissioner of Police, Lagos ( Fatai Owoseni).
The homicide department took over the case, and he was moved to Panti, Yaba, Lagos.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – Police accompanied him to the scene of the crime. The place was combed.
As more revelations crop up, encomium.ng will keep you updated…