- Depot worker who killed his wife has been sentenced to death by hanging
- The father of two had reportedly been found guilty for killing his wife
- Lekan Shonde has allegedly killed his wife after he accused her of sleeping with another man
Legit.ng had years ago reported that a Nigerian man identified as Lekan Shonde had been charged with mother after his wife's body was found by his housekeeper. It was reported that the man had beaten his wife to death.
A Lagos high court has sentenced Shonde who was a depot worker to death by hanging for murdering his wife, Ronke. The woman had been a banker before she died.
According to reports, the depot worker had beaten his 37-year-old wife to death around 8:30pm on Friday, May 5, 2016, at their place of residence. The couple had lived with their two kids at Tiemo Close in Egbeda area of Lagos state.
Justice Josephine Oyefeso reportedly found 53-year-old Shonde guilty of the crime this Friday, March 8.
It was gathered that the husband had beaten his wife to death after accusing her of sleeping with the general manager of a publishing company.
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Nigerian Twitter users have taken to their accounts to share the couple's story. Many have expressed that justice was served on a day that women are being celebrated.
Five months ago, Legit.ng had reported that the victim had died due to severe brain injury. It had been gathered that a pathologist with the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital had revealed that the injury could not have been self-inflicted.
According to the pathologist, DR S.S. Soyele, who performed an autopsy on the deceased, the brain had been heavy, swollen and filled with water.
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