(Photo) Mother of 2 Beaten to Death By Husband
Ronke Bewaji Shonde was allegedly beaten to death by her husband, Lekan Shonde yesterday, 6 May 2016 at their home at Tiemo Crescent off Awori street in Egbeda Lagos.
LIB reported that Ronke and her husband had a fight in the early hours of this morning at their home while their kids were sleeping. One neighbour later said he heard the noise coming from their flat early that morning but didn’t think it was something horrific going on in the home. Around 7am, the couple’s nanny arrived at the house to resume work only to find the house locked and no one was opening the door. She tried to call her madam but her phone was switched off. She peeped through the window only to find the couple’s 6 and 4 year old kids crying and saying they couldn’t wake their mum up. By this time, neighbours had also gathered and they forcefully opened the door to find Ronke’s lifeless body on the floor, blood gushing from her head.
The husband, Lekan Shonde, was nowhere to be found. Ronke’s phone was also missing. He’d locked the kids with their dead mum in the house and took off with her phones. Her body has since been deposited at the mortuary. She was in her mid-30s.
Family friends claim that Ronke suffered domestic violence in her husband’s hands for many years but refused to leave the marriage. Sad it took her losing her life for this to end.