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Autopsy Report Says Ronke Shonde Died From Respiratory Seizure; Not From the Bruises on Her Body



Ronke Shonde and her husband 001The autopsy result of Ronke Shonde who was alleged to have been murdered by her husband, Lekan Shonde is out, PUNCH reports.

The final autopsy which got to the State Department of Criminal Investigation (SDCI) on Wednesday night, revealed that the victim did not die from domestic violence..

According to PUNCH, the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command, Dolapo Badmos, confirmed that the police had got the report, adding that the details would be released on Thursday.

A reliable source told PUNCH that, “The final autopsy result has been released. In fact, it is just getting to the SDCI. The summary of the report is that she did not die from the bruises on her body. She died from respiratory seizure”.

Sources shared with Vanguard said further medical checks finally attributed the cause of her death to “respiratory seizure as a result of water in the head and some injuries also in the head.”


  1. Tosin

    May 19, 2016 at 11:02 am

    eeyaaa, beautiful young woman.
    What is a respiratory seizure? Is it a spontaneous thing, or could it be brought on by, you know, the conditions in a fight?
    Don’t know what to say.

    • Fleur

      May 19, 2016 at 11:54 am

      Sorry I am going to judge. This whole leave the dead alone is just what we do to bury our heads in the sand when we want to run from calling a spade a spade. Her dead vody is actually calling out for a thorough investigation. She must have suffered a severe brain injury that led to respiratory failure. She was probably hit in the head. Nigerian doctors, for once objective. This is science and this is not a new way to die.

    • Fleur

      May 19, 2016 at 11:55 am


    • Daley

      May 19, 2016 at 11:58 am

      @Tosin or probably brought on from the rigour and overexcitement of marathon sex.

    • Mr. Egghead

      May 19, 2016 at 11:59 am

      There is no medical term like “respiratory seizure,” talk less of whether it can be spontaenous or induced by trauma. I’m a medic so I know.
      I hope they’ll publish the autopsy report so people can look at it and see what they mean

    • Confused nigerian

      May 20, 2016 at 7:59 am

      Thank you for your comment o. I have been wondering too what the term means! and the water in the brain (hydrocephalus or edema?). I tire for naija journalists o.

    • Danielle.

      May 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      “respiratory seizure as a result of water in the head and some injuries also in the head.”

      Yet, she did not die from domestic violence.

      Like he (Shonde) said: “I’m a Lagos boy in Lagos.””

    • Tosin

      May 19, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      PS pretty sure that paragraph was added later to this article. Not the same article I commented on earlier.

  2. 'Deola

    May 19, 2016 at 11:03 am

    In this instance, science might be putting out, me say : an emotional bonfire.

    • Dr. Craig

      May 19, 2016 at 2:55 pm

      There is no such thing as Respiratory Seizure. Seizures are neurological and have nothing to do with respiration ?.

      Before someone argues that seizures can cause respiratory distress. No. It can’t at least not directly. Seizures can cause post-ictal vomiting which can cause aspiration which can cause pneumonitis. And even then it would have to be a tonic clonic seizure or a secondarily generalised grand-mal seizure.

      Did Ronke have epilepsy? We’re there any reports that she a convulsion when her husband was beating her? This mysterious fluid in her head came from where? Are they say g it has nothing to do with the brutal bearing she received?

      Please disregard the autopsy report. We are not stupid.


    • Bola

      May 19, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      I totally agree with you, I work on neurosurgical ICU unit at one of well known hospital in Washington DC US. I never hear nothing called respiratory seizure with my 11 years of nursing. Damn, somebody bribe this autopsy doctor. Nigerians are not stupid

    • Damilola

      May 19, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Thanks, Dr Craig for clarifying respiratory seizure. I’m not a doctor and I knew such didn’t exist but good to hear a professional in the medical field speak on it.
      They are trying to distract the public from domestic violence. Even this statement still points to her being physically attacked/beaten severely hence what caused the fluid in her head. Nigerian autopsy team just exposed themselves as a joke. Later now, when somebody refers to Nigerians as fantastically corrupt, you will be crying and pointing fingers.
      If an autopsy team can carry out simple autopsy and come out with valid, accurate, proper information then what do you say or call them. This is absolutely ridiculous .

    • What is sounds like

      May 19, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      Shame that the post mortem report was so shabby. But what I think it suggests is that she must have suffered head trauma resulting in injuries e.g a bleed into the brain which is could have caused an oedema- the water. All this would result in increased pressure in the skull as there is no leeway for brain expansion causing her to have a respiratory arrest not seizure. Layman explanation

    • FasholasLover

      May 20, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      Dr. Craig, God bless you. I hope other medics come out to pooh pooh this autopsy report.
      We are indeed not stupid.

  3. Lara

    May 19, 2016 at 11:07 am

    This is utterly ridiculous! people seldom die from the “bruises on their body”. What led to the respiratory seizure? Was the respiratory seizure independent of any violence or attack from the husband? Surely there is a causation link somewhere. Unless she was chilling in her living room and had a respiratory seizure out of no where, then this verdict makes no sense. I am not saying the husband is responsible, but the summary of the report seems to be lacking substance.

    • Libby

      May 19, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      My sentiments exactly. Judging by the report, the supposed “autopsy” reeks of inadequacy.

    • Toyosi

      May 19, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      As in! it’s a beating that can lead to respiratory seizure, when students get overly caned in school it’s not the bruising that makes them faint or pass out. it’s exhaustion you are out of breath from all the crying and wailing. there are internal as well as external effects to beatings.
      Am sure she must have bled internally as well not just respiratory seizure. Whomever the M.E. that gave this report is, he or she is holding back a lot of information and can raise awareness to things of this nature from happening over again.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      May 19, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      I’m also very confused by that statement – “The State Department of Criminal Investigation (SDCI) on Wednesday night, revealed that the victim did not die from domestic violence.”

      Shouldn’t it be the court to determine causation from all the evidence presented (by witnesses, the police, the autopsy, etc.) and then decide on the sequence of events which led to Mrs Shonda’s death?

      How did the SDCI reach their prompt conclusion? Did they decide to bypass the judge and try the matter themselves, in the autopsy report?

    • adelegirl

      May 19, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      It just doesn’t add up. Someone in SCID has been bribed and also perhaps someone in the media has been bribed to put out this false info! EFCC/ICPC should commence an investigation

  4. Dig deep

    May 19, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Are they trying to make this man look innocent? Ok she died of respiratory seizure but what led to that? please do more investigation, the guilty should not go unpunished.

    • Not one to always comment

      May 19, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      Its so sad people are actually believing this when in Nigeria anything goes, please women in domestic voilent relationships get out now before death, after death, the man and his co horts will say you killed yourself

  5. ......

    May 19, 2016 at 11:14 am

    So is that from suffocating

  6. Enn

    May 19, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I don’t trust this report, why won’t they say Nigeria is fantastically corrupt. I pray the judgement of God will prevail in this situation.

  7. Abi

    May 19, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Was she epileptic?

  8. Puzzles

    May 19, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Any medical personnel in the house? Kindly educate me o!
    What causes respiratory seizure? Was the victim asthmatic? Can it be caused by strangling?

    If he is innocent…
    Why did he leave the woman and go out locking the door, leaving her dead body to be found by the innocent children?
    Why did he run away?
    Why did he start defending himself by claiming the wife was a cheat?

    This does not sound like the actions of an innocent person. An innocent person would have rushed his wife to the hospital or if he was out before she died, rush to be by his children’s side.

    So that is how this monster will go scot free? Abi he has used his “Lagos Boy” status to go scot free??? And watch out, before the year would pass, another woman would move into his house.

    BN, I’m asking again, the doctor that “allegedly” beat his wife to death, what happened to him? How far the case? That one too has gone cold turkey, abi? People who were commenting on BN that they know the innocent victim, how far? All of una don keep quiet, abi?

    God is the ultimate judge!

    • Kemi

      May 19, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      The husband may be guilty of wife battering but may not have killed her.
      In regards to his fleeing when he heard the wife was dead , I think that was just a flight response. When humans are faced with overwhelming situations, we either wait and confront it (fight) or flee (flight) in panic. It is called fight or flight response in psychology. Fleeing does not actually imply he is guilty.

    • Not one to always comment

      May 19, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      God bless you. Hestia’s mother is the one actually defending him, so case closed

  9. Fadekemi

    May 19, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Mr Lekan you know the truth,the circumstantial evidence in the public domain says otherwise,even if we are to believe this known fantastically corrupt report,you failed woefully in your responsibility as husband to take care and protect your wife,you should have taken her to the hospital when you saw her on the floor,and try to get her help,if you are not guilty.Being a fugitive for days shows beyond reasonable doubt you are guilty in the court of public opinion,you deserve at least 20years in prison with hard labour.You do the crime and must do the time.#Odaju.

  10. Mr. Egghead

    May 19, 2016 at 11:27 am

    ? ? ? ?
    Now that we know he was not directly responsible for the death of Mrs. Shonde, can he be acquitted from Sister Bella’s court of public opinion?
    Let’s allow the proper lawyers do their work.

    • Ginger

      May 19, 2016 at 11:37 am

      Please, today, be sensitive for once. This is a dead woman we’re talking about. Two children lost their mum and WHAT hurt most people is that he ran away, and that all he could do was accuse her of adultery, even though he fathered a child outside wedlock(denying the paternity but admitting to sleeping with the woman). Is nothing sacred to you

    • Bimbo

      May 19, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      The report says the respiratory seizure was caused by injuries to the head! Her husband admitted ‘stroking’ her in the face ( and she has marks.of violence on her body and head) . Mr shone is not in the clear yet

    • Stfu

      May 19, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      What a cretin. How can you be laughing and throwing shade. BN your comment screening has gone downhill. Trash

    • Bana

      May 19, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      wow you are so low. You and all the people that liked your comment should be ashamed of yourselves
      @Mr Egghead

    • Amanda

      May 19, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      Two children losing their mother is joy to you right. Smiling at someone’s tragedy. What a sick being you are.

    • Laila

      May 19, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      @Egghead, I pray you can rise above the pain in your past to be able to humanely empathise with the tragedies of the innocent.

    • Mr. Egghead

      May 19, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      There’s no pain in my past.
      I didn’t disrespect Mrs. Shonde and/or her family.

      Y’all can’t take a joke

    • Donald-Landon24 (formerly known as Donald-Landon before someone purloined it)

      May 19, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      I rarely make comments on this site but your comment is a very disturbing one. A laughing emoji on such a post and you claim its a joke. What kind of silly joke. Joking on someone else’s pain. Is there anything like commiseration or empathy in your life. How can you be this cold hearted.

  11. Sanmi

    May 19, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Respiratory seizure? Couldn’t this mean that he suffocated her to death? This story is so personal to me, the dude reminds me of my Dad and how bad he treated my Mom in our very eyes.

  12. Ginger

    May 19, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Why did you guys leave THIS out ‘On whether the autopsy exonerates the suspect he said that seizures can be caused by either a severe blow to the head, acute fever or severe case of intoxication.’ (from a doctor in the hospital)

    Instead you are confidently quoting an unnamed ‘police source’ that it wasn’t due to an act of violence. You even left out the fact that the police source also stated that ‘it was not clear what brought about the seizure.’ Why?
    YES, It is possible that the man didn’t kill her, but leave that to the court to decide.

  13. Summers

    May 19, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Really, respiratory seizures? Not domestic violence? So do they mean to tell me that the husband is innocent? What if she had a history of asthma, black-out and during the beating, he sort of choked her, what if the fear of him coming to beat her again made I panic and she passed out? Wish we had solid forensic teams here, so many cases like this won’t go under the carpet.

  14. Yeyeperry

    May 19, 2016 at 11:33 am

    O ti e da be. Where are those people whose hunger no gree them see road? come and see o!
    Let him be charged for the crime he has obvoiusly commited (domestic violence) but not for what he did not do!

    • lola

      May 19, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      ahh sister/brother the autopsy is not enough to free him, he may not have done it, but you can’t make conclusions like that. very dangerous apporach

    • Not one to always comment

      May 19, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      You disappoint me
      Anyway i knew you were this dull

    • Yeyeperry

      May 19, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      You should know! Being as intelligent as you are.

  15. Paul Adeyemo

    May 19, 2016 at 11:35 am

    RIP Ronke. From the evidence adduced from the autopsy, LEKAN SHONDE is a free man.

    • Leah

      May 19, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      Paul Adeyemo why are you so vile and such a hater of women? Even dead women?

      What of the fact that Lekan is a wife beater? What of the possibility that the seizure was an indirect result of his violence?

      Paul, you need peace in your life from your sad misogyny.

    • Not one to always comment

      May 19, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      Some some egg heads liked your comment. You must be a wife beater. I feel sorry for you. How is he free? He isnt

  16. bullcrap

    May 19, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Respiratory seizure due to? Did she chock on her food, was she strangled, did she have a pulmonary disorder, was she epiletic?These people and their half assed reports!

  17. Ama

    May 19, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Didn’t the report say “respiratory seizures as a result of water in the head and some injuries in the head”? Do heads suddenly grow injuries or am I missing something? He is by no means a free man. It’s like someone dying from a stroke which resulted from hypertension then you say hypertension is not the cause of the death, but stroke. What on earth does this reporting/vague headline style even try to convey?!

  18. Zeebs

    May 19, 2016 at 11:50 am

    you guys shouldn’t have published this garbage!
    people study Medicine for 6 years just to get the degree and another 5 to 15(depending on your specialty) to become fully trained. Surely ‘water in the head’ CAN NOT be a medical diagnosis.

    What sort of kangaroo nation is this biko nu?
    What is respiratory seizure?
    In which textbook of medicine was it first described?

    This is quite upsetting and I’m having to type this straight from my clinic room!

    • Stfu

      May 19, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      God bless you. Meanwhile mumus are eating this story up. I am so ashamed of Nigerians sometimes. Look at the idiot saying this evil man is “free” based on this elementary report. Lekan, I cannot wait to see the kind of suffering that will come your way….karma is ALWAYS ready for work.

    • Lucinda

      May 19, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you o. I’m not a medic but I raised up the possibility of a non penetrative force trauma or asphyxiation (which I think is the case here). What stops the Nigeria Police force from having their own pathology and autopsy department?? What is “respiratory seizure”? So, until a person has marks on their body before it is categorised as “domestic violence”?. Paul the wanker said there were “expert” pathologist in teaching hospitals who handled these cases for the police. We don’t know time of death, we don’t know what lead to the seizure, no forensic data base from which this conclusion was arrived at. And worse still, they left the analysis and interpretation of the test result to an untrained person. What is respiratory seizure?!!!

  19. Bubu

    May 19, 2016 at 11:51 am

    So what does this report say or does not say. I don’t understand somebody explain. She died of respiratory seizure caused by what? What’s she sitting on a chair and collapsed or are we illetrates here. What led to the respiratory seizure, which human being will see someone lying on the fall and run away not to talk of ur wife, what are they even talking about sef. If this man is set free there will be a protest!

    • Dorable

      May 19, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      Finally someone says my mind. If this man is set free based on this primary school report, THERE SHOULD BE A PROTEST. It’s high time Nigerians say no to this rubbish system we find ourselves. When the youths start rising up for justice, then government and Co would know it’s time for real change.

  20. Anonymous

    May 19, 2016 at 11:55 am

    I assume the appropriate questions to be asked are, 1) How were the head injuries to her head sustained? Was she hit on the head, pushed? 2) What led to her respiratory seizure? Was she strangled, any history of asthma, was she so afraid for her life? In my opinion, the above statements by the police does not in any way absolve her husband from domestic violence but rather increases suspicion. He must explain how her head injuries were sustained and what led to her respiratory seizure. To conclude her death was not due to domestic violence at this time, is a highly unintelligent statement. How does the fact, her death isn’t as a direct result of the “violent marks” on her body absolve the husband? The next thing you know, I’ll be acquitted of murder because i only pulled the trigger and the victim had no “violent mark” on his/her body but sustained “only” a gunshot wound that killed him/her. Can the trial begin already mschewwwwwww.

  21. M&

    May 19, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Contradictory! She did not die from domestic violence i.e. bruises on her body but from respiratory seizure caused by water in her head.
    * Is anyone expected to die from just bruises? Apart from bruises, of course something else must have happened internally that would lead to death.
    * So the only evidence of domestic violence is bruises on the body?
    * So the water in the head which caused the seizure could not have been caused by domestic violence? Abeg!
    I thank my God o. Reminds me of my ex-husband banging my head on the wall repeatedly!

  22. Naijatalk

    May 19, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Hian, the autopsy report for Prince wey die earlier is just coming out. This appears a bit rushed.

    • Not one to always comment

      May 19, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Nigeria that cant even get the price of tomatoes right

  23. Yoyo

    May 19, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    I dont know why naija police talk like illiterates when they want to twist justice.Second of all based on the report she suffered trauma to the head that likely caused a brain bleed (hematoma) that was sufficient enough to compress the respiratory center or the blood vessels that supply the respiratory center in the brain (brainstem).This will lead to irregular breathing and respiratory failure. This lady was murdered in cold blood and left to die in front of her young children. This is a going to cuase a psychological trauma on the kids from spending hours with her dead bidy and knowing their father killed her. So they will grow up without a mother (and a father of justice is served). I pray justice is served but if not thank God hell fire is real. In the meantime I pray for a healthy dose of karma here on earth.No one desrves to die like this. My deepest condolences to the family .RIP

    • Mykee

      May 19, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      Well, I would like us to go through uche’s comment from the previous post, who claims to be their neighbor before he packed due to their awful behaviors. The wife is dead, Nothing can bring her back (may her soul rest in peace) even prosecuting the husband won’t bring her, it will only cause more grief to the children, I mean who will cater for the childrens welfare, fees and others. Are Nigerian ready to help the motherless children financially? (throwing the knife that had already cut ones hand away won’t make the cut heal/ or stop the blood). The children are Still too young to loose both parent this time.

  24. Jolaoluwa

    May 19, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Mr Paul Adeyemo,I am surprised the way you keep supporting injustice,Your post have always come across as a decent and thoughtful man,but you are beginning to reason like some jokers,once the name is from their tribe,they never see anything wrong in the action of the person.Always attacking comments based on names,I understand the passion to support a brother,but be sure that we Yorubas don’t condone what is wrong,either intentionally or by unguarded anger Lekan let himself down,we are not known to cover evil,that’s why maybe a more news get reported from our region,worst cases are covered up in other regions for sure.

  25. concerned9a

    May 19, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Why not wait for the authoritative report…BN not responsible reporting…you very well know this can sway public opinion in the wrong direction…the other bloggers did but why condencend to that level..

  26. tiana

    May 19, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    see me see trouble oh – respiratory seizures ehnnnn – so what caused it then- i don’t believe this report – what is done in the dark will come to light one day…….

    • Not one to always comment

      May 19, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Of cos the report is a lie

  27. jwezee

    May 19, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    NIgeria I hail oh! Anything pertaining to medicals in this country it’s between you and your GOd.. Imagine a woman diagnosed with cancer here in Nigerian and the doctor tells her she needs to get her breast cut off immediately b4 the cancer spreads..she goes ahead and does it..ab a year later she travles to the state and happens fall ill and decided to see a doctor, who then ask for her medical history, so she send for it from Nigeria and the US doctor looks at her history, calls other doctor’s and they examined the whole thing.. Behold it was just something mild that was wrong with her she never had any trace of cancer what so ever..and now she got her breast cut off for nothing….that’s Nigeria for I.

  28. Not one to always comment

    May 19, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    I simply refuse to believe any reasonable person would believe this report. Circumstantial evidence speaks otherwise. Women in voilent relationships dont let what will people say and finances hold you back and end up taking you to an early grave. After death people will still talk and wonder why you remained or deny that he killed you.

  29. Cheekie

    May 19, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Respiratory arrest is part of the seizure pattern in a patient whose attacks, included sucking movements in addition to olfactory and gustatory sensations.. Respiratory arrest can occur in humans when a number of areas in the cerebral hemispheres are stimulated, both electrically and mechanically.
    Mrs Shonde’s, personal and family medical history, description of seizure activity, and physical and neurological examinations will/can help primary care physicians, neurologists, and epileptologists diagnose if she had this disorder…

    There are more questions than answers,did she suffer from seizures prior to her passing? Was she hypertensive? (hypertensive encephalopathy patient often suffer seizures)
    Did she have trauma to the head(Brain) caused by an accident or fall?,that may have triggered the occurrence of seizures during her life time.
    Was she epileptic? Did she have seizures after the birth of any of her kids? Was she on medication? Was this bout of seizure a one off occurrence or she has a history of seizure fits?
    Do we have forensic psychologist in Nigeria?

    The autopsy report doesn’t necessarily exonerate him from her death. But if he didn’t have a hand in it,so be it.
    What did the crime scene look like? How was her body placed? Did she fall from a staircase? Why were there bruises around her neck? Was his DNA found on her body? Were the bruises as a result of strangulation by him on the day she died or days before her passing?
    We do have a long way to go in Nigeria… Where is the Forensic Team? Questions,Questions,Questions……

    Forensic Psychology is what i do, i am not a Medical Doctor or Pathologist, neither did i see the crime scene or body….So no need asking if my head is correct or any other insults….

    May her soul rest in peace,and may he give her family and loved ones beauty for ashes..

    • Kajol1

      May 20, 2016 at 8:19 am

      There is no terminology like respiratory seizure in medicine. Absolute rubbish.

  30. Woman

    May 19, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Of course na respiratory seizure … when u kpeme na to stop to dey breathe. Dem comet life for your body u go still dey respire abi … what a weistttt

  31. Olanna&Odenigbo

    May 19, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    BN writer pls do not be silly……who dies from ‘bruises on their body?!’….. its either the effect of the bruising- which could include organ rupture, internal bleeding etc… or the respiratory seizure caused by xyz….maybe asphyxiation or whatever else…. if you want to report, pls report like a responsible someborry!

  32. Bana

    May 19, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    wow you are so low.
    @Mr Egghead

  33. Toun

    May 19, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    My brother stop supporting what is bad,this bro has got a serious case to answer,total negligent and pure heartlesness.He can’t be ever freed with all sincerity on this bases.

  34. kekendeh

    May 19, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    May the soul of d departed rest in peace,May God be the best judge between Lekan ,the Quack ( not fit to be addressed as a Dr sef) who prepared the report and d deceased. Isn’t it time yet to graduate from being “fantastically corrupt”????

  35. chizzy

    May 19, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    They should take it spiritual let him go and swear let’s see what happens

  36. Cheekie

    May 19, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    I may be wrong,but i don’t think he set out to kill her that day,it wasn’t premeditated,it looks more like an accidental kill. (That is if further investigation/evidence shows her death was not natural).
    Fleeing the crime scene was because he panicked,not necessarily because he is guilty..
    Mr Shonde strikes me as a very insecure man,hence his adultery allegations against his wife…(traits of an insecure man,he thinks you are being unfaithful,he checks your phone,he needs constant validation,he is jealous of your friends and jealous of you etc)…

  37. jayboogie

    May 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    what sort of Nonsense is this ? so she inflicted the injury on her head yeah ? Fake and manipulated Autopsy … the report sounds so unprofessional

    • Sunshyne

      May 19, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      Jayboogie, Ugo is this you?

  38. Dela

    May 19, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    This not the first time our police friends messed up a case. The Yewande Fatoki case in Ibadan (Bella Naija travelled out of the country and forgot to report that case), we have not heard anything, case probably thrown out. She works with the prosecutors office and the man’s family will not likely get justice.
    Case in point, flee from domestic violence… You wont get justice here in Nigeria as we mostly use sentiment instead of an analytical mind for almost everything. I can imagine the police men asking themselves “how him wife go cheat on am? na bad thing be that, poor man!” and will probably assist him gain freedom.,

    The autopsy report is inconclusive and seems to be pruned so Mr Ogbeni can gain freedom.

  39. fantastically incorrect report from fantastically corrunpt jungle

    May 19, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I have been waiting patiently for this autopsy report from fantastically corrupt country……..what sort of report is this oh dear Lord?. God God, I was quite emotiional reading this and i was crying in my office. I worte about my cousin’s husband (Bamidele)…no justice in our country, the system is so corrupt and we live in a jungle. Pls ladies if you are in abusive relationship or marriage please run run run run run for your dear life. No justive anywhere. Mr LEkan Shonde i leave you to God and your conscience….God eyes is clearer and better than CCTV camera. Karma is real!!! What a country??? I knew they would twist everything……


    May 19, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Yoruba men have an unfortunate tendency to treat their women like rags and slaves (not all of them; many of them). They have been brought up with this unfortunate cultural prejudice from their parents (both mom and dad) and society at large that a wife or woman is worthless and can be abused at will. If you look at the Igbos for example, you would notice that on the average (not in all cases, but much more than Yoruba men) they treat their women better than their Yoruba counterparts. This is precisely why Yorubas take male promiscuity for granted. Of course, not all Yoruba men are like this but sadly, many are (cheating, lying and conniving, with some being extremely abusive wife beaters).

    Many a full blown Yoruba husband would be seated contentedly at home, enjoying the dough his wife brings home, requesting sex-on-demand and yet raise his hands to beat his hard-working wife while still cheating on her and probably siring bastards here and there. Meanwhile this same Yoruba man can’t even defend his wife if she had a a spat with another man. THE RECENT TRIPLE MEDIA SAGA OF MRS. YEWANDE OYEDIRAN (ALLEGED HUSBAND-KILLER), MR LEKAN SHONDE (ALLEGED WIFE-KILLER), AND MR. TEEBILLZ TIWA-SAVAGE (ATTEMPTED SELF-KILLER) ARE MERE SYMPTOMS OF THIS INGRAINED CULTURAL MALAISE.

    Even in relationships, our Yoruba brethren still have a long way to go in knowing how to treat their women with respect. It is this downright abusive attitude that makes them to date and marry so many women at the same time (hence the popular term ‘Yoruba demons’) and they see absolutely nothing wrong with it. You would not see the average Igbo man having so many wives, girlfriends and so-called concubines scattered all over the place like your average Yoruba man. This is because the Igbo man takes his woman as a true partner and the very anchor of his life; not as a mere sex object.


    With this kind of mindset, no sustainable progress can be made by any people, because culturally oppressed women cannot nurture confident children. You cannot build a progressive society if women cannot reach their highest potential.

    This is why Igbo women are such high achievers – they tend to have stable homes and extremely supportive and doting husbands. One Yoruba writer admits this very candidly – see… This is also why you have this ‘I must marry an Igbo woman’ resolution that many non-Igbos consciously or unconsciously adopt. It is no accident that Anambra was the first State in Nigeria to domesticate the ‘Convention Eliminating all Discrimination against Women’ (CEDAW) as well as the first State to have a female Governor.


    Of the 3 original regions of Nigeria, the Western Region is held back by pernicious tradition such as the one I have been commenting on; the Northern Region is held back by destructive Religion; the long-suffering Eastern Region is held back mainly by Nigeria itself. Were it not for the enforced union in this failed nation, Biafra would have by now been the toast of the whole earth.

    The Solution? The Yorubas must own up to the reality of this ‘Yoruba demon’ so that an exorcism can take place. The Igbos must seek a way out of the Zoo so that they can soar like the eagles they were destined to be! We must have either Biafra as a self-governing part of a renewed Nigerian confederation (the Aburi Solution) or Biafra as an independent State (the IPOB solution). LET THERE BE A REFERENDUM! There is no other way out. WE SHALL OVERCOME!

  41. Marian

    May 19, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Head Trauma can definitely induce a seizure. won’t rule out any other trauma because pretty much any thing that can lead to oxygen deprivation can induce a seizure in theory. Seizure can lead to a respiratory distress. If she got kicked in the lungs or something and was left there for a while. She can have rhabdo and in theory that can also lead to a seizure. It looks like she suffered a very painful and slow death.

  42. The real dee

    May 19, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    You guys are funny o! What makes you think the media houses saw the autopsy report itself and are not just concocting what they think she must have died from based on what an unverified source told them? Is this reliable source a Doctor? What if the reliable source just gave whatever killed her a name which as some meds have said here is not existent in medicine?

    Secondly, why would you accuse the police of being corrupt and wanting to cover up for Lekan Shonde, did you never hear of Akolade Arowolo? Please was there an autopsy report in Arowolo’s case? That autopsy report concluded she died from bruises and stabs possibly inflicted by someone else and not herself as her husband claimed, why wasn’t that autopsy report fake? Akolade Arowolo was convicted for killing his wife, why do you think the Police will refuse to prosecute Lekan Shonde for same if he is found to have killed his wife?

    Stop being sentimental and be logical. Lekan Shonde may have abused his wife as alleged but he is innocent until proven guilty and no amount of public trial can convict him if a proper report shows his wife didn’t die as a result of domestic violence.

  43. Tunmi

    May 19, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Respiratory seizure???????

  44. miini

    May 19, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    I’m a medic and this autopsy report is soooooo crap. 1st there is nothing like respiratory seizure. Failure, yes, but not seizure. And let’s even now assume there is something called respiratory seizure, pls who says water in the head???? Definitely not a pathologist. And let’s say yes, water in the head is a correct thing to say, assuming they meant cerebral oedema, isn’t head injury from blunt trauma or from sustaining a fall down d stairs a probable cause? Like I said, ds autopsy report is sooooo crap.

  45. Meem

    May 19, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    This is what I have been commenting everywhere. They have not outlined the cause of death. What is respiratory seizure?? Instead of them to say blunt force trauma to the head Or asphyxiation Or Skull fracture. Why are they giving news on autopsy like illiterates. They should give the line of events. Which happened before the other, A seizure or the head trauma. What is water in the head, you say cerebrospinal fluid which can leak out of the brain if there was blunt force trauma. What kind of equipment caused the trauma to the head that resulted in a seizure. What caused the seizure? Was it fever, underlying illness like epilepsy, intoxication, or blunt force trauma? WHERE DID THEY FIND THE WORD RESPIRATORY SEIZURE. Anybody who is near death can go into respiratory failure/respiratory arrest that is not rocket science. Its part of the phases of dying. It’s like saying someone with malaria died from malaria parasite in their blood. Instead of the COMPLICATION of malaria. So it cannot be a cause of death in this case when they are giving us inconclusive results. A first year patho resident can do a better job that those buffoons in LUTH. An example of a CAUSE OF DEATH SHOULD BE WRITTEN LIKE THIS. Respiratory failure from blunt force trauma to the head. OR CAUSE OF DEATH Asphyxiation OR CAUSE OF DEATH INCONCLUSIVE OR CAUSE OF DEATH BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA TO THE HEAD SHIKENA!!! If we are looking for physical signs of abuse on the body of a person to declare it a homicide, I can easily put an air embolus into someones jugular and walk free in Nigeria because they will never find the signs. A woman’s brain and skull is staring you open and u cannot do anything. I am disappointed in them.

  46. Dr

    May 19, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    This must be a typographical error or a mistake of some sort.
    There is no such terminology as respiratory seizure. There is a common cause of death called respiratory arrest but that is never a primary cause of death but a secondary cause as a result of something else.
    I refuse to accept that things in Nigeria have deteriorated so badly that even an autopsy cannot be done right. They should’ve done it at LUTH or an academic or teaching facility. It’s a huge embarrassment to all the medical staff associated to that facility.

    I also despise the fact that they are claiming the bruises did not kill her almost as if they are trying to justify the savage act against the departed. The man should still be persecuted and should be convicted as a criminal if found guilty of inflicting them.

  47. Dr

    May 19, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Correction: Respiratory *failure causing arrest

  48. Sarah

    May 19, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    I just pity any woman that will marry this man. I really pray no Nigerian woman accepts wedding proposal from this man.

  49. Snow White

    May 20, 2016 at 1:58 am

    The bloody hell is “respiratory seizure”? That doesn’t even make sense medically. And why would she be having free fluid and injuries in her head hmm? Please don’t even try to shift the blame from that nonentity; all that jargon they concluded simply means the beast beat her so badly that she had brain damage.

  50. piro

    May 20, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Don’t blame the doctors, afterall they did their assignment well but on the journalist and police who failed in calling respiratory arrest, respiratory seizure

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