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Domestic Violence Victim Ronke Shonde suffered Brain Injury, Pathologist tells Court

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Lekan and Ronke

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.

3 Comments

  1. Amaka

    September 26, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    WICKED SOUL!! TILL DEATH DO YOU PART, DID NOT SAY KILL HER. YOU SON OF A GUN. I don’t know why somebody will stay in an abusive relationship, just because you want to answer “married woman.” Rubbish. I am glad I am in a developed world. Nobody, and I mean nobody is going to give me that crap. You’ll get yourself kicked to the curb. I HOPE MEN UNDERSTAND, WOMEN ARE NOT YOUR PUNCHING BAG. GO FIND SOMEBODY YOUR SIZE, AND LET’S SEE HOW YOU STAND UP TO HIM…… EVEN HER …LOL. I know women that will beat the crap out of a stupid man. JUST SAYING!!!!!!!

  2. TheRealist

    September 27, 2018 at 7:45 am

    I hope the hang him by the testicles if found guilty…

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