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For killing his wife, court sentences 51yr-old depot worker, Lekan Shonde to death by hanging

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For killing his wife, court sentences 51yr-old depot worker, Lekan Shonde to death by hangingA former depot worker in the Apapa area, Mr. Lekan Shonde, has been sentenced to death by hanging by an High Court sitting in Lagos, for killing his wife, Ronke.

Shonde, 51 allegedly beat his wife to death at their home in the Egbeda-Idimu area of Lagos State and was on Friday found guilty of the murder of his wife

He was alleged to have locked the door on the corpse and their two children before the incident was discovered by a housekeeper and later reported to the police.

The marriage, which was blessed with two children, aged six and four, was said to have been marred with domestic violence.

For killing his wife, court sentences 51yr-old depot worker, Lekan Shonde to death by hanging

He accused Ronke of sleeping with one Kayode, the general manager of a publishing company.

In her judgement, Justice Josephine Oyefeso, sentenced Lekan to death based on the conviction that the convict killed his wife, Ronke.

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