The autopsy report on domestic violence victim Ronke Shonde reveals that she died from injuries sustained in the brain.
Punch reports that a pathologist with the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Dr S.S. Soyele on Tuesday told the Lagos State High Court that the deceased suffered severe trauma to the head which caused a brain injury.
The 51-year-old Accused, Lekan Shonde who allegedly beat and killed his wife Ronke Shonde in May 2016 at their Egbeda- Idimu home said he only slapped her but the latest results prove false as Soyele shared:
A bruise was found on her left jaw. During an autopsy, it was also discovered that the deceased had black eyes (pupils) a telltale sign of a brain injury.We opened up the body and brought out all the organs. We also opened up the skull to bring out the brain. Blood collection was discovered in the skull, just beneath the skin. The deceased’s uterus was also brought out and there was no sign of conception. We took samples from the brain in order to determine the cause of death which primarily was respiratory failure caused by trauma to the brain
Soyele also revealed that the deceased had suffered previous injuries to the brain before the fatal accident “We took samples from the brain and discovered old hemorrhage in the brain, which suggests past trauma”.
Lekan had submitted himself to the police days after going into hiding following the tragic incident.
The case has been adjourned to October 24th.