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Alleged Wife Killer Lekan Shonde Pleads Not Guilty; Remanded in Custody



Lekan and Ronke

Lekan and Ronke

Lekan Shonde who allegedly beat his wife to death told an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court that he’s not guilty of killing his wife.

Lekan was arraigned by the Police before Chief Magistrate O. A. Adelaja following the death of his wife Ronke Shonde in their Egbeda residence on Thursday, May 5th 2016.

The Autopsy report released late Wednesday attributed the cause of her death to “respiratory seizure as a result of water in the head and some injuries also in the head”.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Chinalu Nwadione, asked the court to remand the accused in prison due to the sensitive nature of the matter, and to enable them send the case to the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

Adelaja obliged, and ordered that the accused be remanded in custody pending. Adelaja then  adjourned the case to June 24th 2016.


  1. Ranti

    May 20, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Don’t mind him,time of reckoning as Come,jail straight nothing else.

    • Baddest guy

      May 20, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      Hmmmm. My biggest pity is to the children. Men and women should endeavour to put their marriage under the foundation of God. Lekan might be very insecured and a wife beater but the fact is even a very gentleman can snap when it comes to infidelity of his wife. Men should endaevour to treat their wives rightly and desist from adultery, it destroys the family. Women on the other hand should submit to their husbands that treats them rightly. Trust is a key word in marriage and when it is lacking, to avoid stories like this unfortunate incident both parties should just quit. LEKAN will be sentenced to either death or life imprisonment for an offence he could have easily avoided by divorcing. From what I have heard from different quarters, the couple were simply in an open marriage, both were sleeping with outsiders. How LEKAN now got terrifyingly upset amazes me. Men should not flaunt their adultery which is bad in the first place on their wives, it can turn a Godly wife to a prostitute. Revenge cheating by women can also be very dangerous, some men will go for the kill just like Iekan. is your life as a wife worth it bcos you want to revenge against your husband. This is really a sad story

  2. le coco

    May 20, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    you can plead whatever the hell u want.. u are going to jail.. if you like go on another hunger strike.. infact do us all a favour and kill yourself.. shebi thats what you have been threatening since.. SMDH!!

  3. Cheekie

    May 20, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Crimes of Passion…….
    He is gradually on his way to his new permanent resident of abode,Jail. I do feel sorry for him though,he ended his life when he took his wife’s life. If only he had walked away,sort professional help,divorced her(if he felt she was cheating,and since he wasn’t faithful either). They both would still have had their lives,now she’s dead, he is probably going to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
    How sad. What an unfortunate end. Time to face the music Lekan Shonde,may God have mercy on you and forgive you.

  4. bruno

    May 20, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    the children oh…… the children.

    mummy dead.
    daddy in prison.
    daddy killed mummy.


  5. Gorgeous

    May 20, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    So as he no come guilty. Na we come guilty

  6. Soji

    May 21, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Going to prison were hopefully you’ll be forcefully married to one of those deranged creatures. Karma is a bitch. And you bout to find out.

  7. John

    May 21, 2016 at 9:59 am

    He won’t go to any person, I said it first…why because there has to be proof and evidence mot emotional setimental guilty chatges on bella naija and so far ,there is none

  8. John

    May 21, 2016 at 10:21 am


  9. Rayva

    May 21, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Every time I see that forensic result/statement, I itch all over. What is Respiratory seizure “as a result of water in the head and some injuries to the head”
    Thats an insult to medicine and forensic/pathology field as a whole. To the medical examiner, which kind of water jumped and entered her head? Every fluid
    in our body has a name,e.g Amniotic fluid
    Aqueous humour, vitreous humour, bile, blood serum,
    Cerebrospinal fluid, exudates etc, every abnormal gathering of fluid in an unwanted part of the body has a name and has a “Know” reason for ending up in that in that area. So also, every type of injury and the way the injury presents itself on the body has a name e.g, bruises, stab wounds, cracked skull, scarred tissue, torn ligament etc, what caused the injuries is also factored in to aid the court in analysing the major cause of death of this young lady. This EXTREMELY poor forensic result does not do justice to this woman and her family. Fellow Nigerians let always pursue true knowledge and stop celebrating mediocrity in any form. Anything worth doing, is worth doing well.

    • jik

      May 22, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  10. kkay

    May 22, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    @ Rayva , a million thanks!
    That forensic report reeks of mediocrity!!!

    May the truth be exposed about this case. This Lekan is not telling the truth.
    May God comfort and care for her kids,mom and sister.
    RIP Ronke.

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