Court Remands Alleged Wife Killer, Lekan Shonde, In Prison For 30 Days

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An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate Court has ordered the remand of alleged wife killer, Lekan Shonde, in prison for a period of 30 days, following the death of his wife, Ronke Shonde, in their Egbeda residence on Thursday, May 5th 2016.

READ ALSO: Lagos Police To Charge Alleged Wife Killer, Lekan Shonde For Murder On Friday

This is just as the suspect pleaded not guilty to the accusation of killing his wife.

The Lagos State Police Command had arraigned him before Chief Magistrate O. A. Adelaja on charges of murder on Friday.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Chinalu Uwadione, told the court that the offence contravened Sections 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, which on conviction attracts life imprisonment.

READ ALSO: The Sad Story Of Ronke Bewaji Shonde, Beaten To Death By Her Husband

Also, an autopsy report released on Wednesday had attributed the cause of her death to “respiratory seizure as a result of water in the head and some injuries also in the head”.

READ ALSO: Autopsy Attributes Ronke Shonde’s Death To Respiratory Seizure

At the court ruling on Friday, Adelaja held that the accused be remanded in custody at the Ikoyi Prisons, pending an advice from the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP.

READ ALSO: Ronke Shonde’s Husband Goes Into Hiding: “I Am A Lagos Boy And Nobody Will Find Me”

Adelaja then  adjourned the case to June 24th 2016.



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