NIGERIA: COURT SENTENCES LEKAN SHONDE TO DEATH FOR KILLING WIFE
March 12, 2019:
The Lagos State High Court on 8 March 2019 sentenced Lekan Shonde to death by hanging for killing his wife, Ronke. (Sources: nigerianmonitor.com, 09/03/2019)
Lekan Shonde, a depot worker in the Apapa area of Lagos State, was found guilty of the murder of his wife.
Recall that 51-year-old Lekan allegedly beat his wife to death at their home in the Egbeda-Idimu area of Lagos State in 2016.
The marriage, which was blessed with two children, aged six and four, was said to have been marred with domestic violence.
He accused Ronke of sleeping with one Kayode, the general manager of a publishing company.
Delivering the judgement, Justice Josephine Oyefeso sentenced Lekan to death based on the conviction that the convict killed his wife, Ronke.