The photo inset shows the lifeless body of 30-something-year-old Mrs Ronke Bewaji Shonde, who was allegedly beaten to death by her husband, Lekan Shonde (who by the way, has fled!). The sad incident happened in the early hours of Friday at their home in Tiemo Crescent, Egbeda Lagos. According to family sources, the deceased and her husband got into a heated argument very early in the morning.
Neighbours who heard the couple screaming at each other, didn't think it would degenerate to someone getting killed. At about 7am on the said day, the family nanny showed up at the house to resume her daily duties only to find the house locked from outside. She tried to call her madam but her phones were switched off.
The nanny looked through the window and found the couple's young children (aged 4 and 6), crying hysterically over their mother's corpse. They told the nanny that they couldn't wake her up. The maid alerted neighbours who gathered and forcefully broke down the house door. They found Ronke's body lifeless on the floor with blood gushing from her head.
Her husband, Lekan Shonde, was nowhere in sight. He took his wife's phones, locked up the house with the kids inside and fled the scene.
Ronke's family members are crying out for justice over her preventable death. According to them, she had been a victim of severe domestic violence for several years in her marriage. But she refused to leave. Now she's dead. And her body has been deposited in a mortuary.