Lekan Shonde, alleged wife killer to be arraigned today

The Lagos State Police will today, arraign Lekan Shonde, the dockworker who allegedly killed his wife during a scuffle at their Egbeda residence in Lagos two weeks ago, to court. The suspect, is expected to be arraigned before the Ebute-Metta Magistrate’s Court. This is just as family of late Ronke has begun plans to bury her.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, confirmed that the command had concluded its investigation and would charge the suspect to court today. He was, however, silent on the charges against him.

Meanwhile, the decision to bury Ronke, as reliably gathered, was reached after deliberation by members of the Bewaji’s family. There was also indication that the family was not ready to prosecute the suspect, as sources told Vanguard that it had resolved to leave everything to God.

Efforts at speaking with the deceased’s sister, Bolatito Bewaji, yesterday, proved abortive as she politely told this reporter that she was not in the mood to speak on anything regarding the death or burial arrangement of her late sister. She said: “I am sorry, I am not in the position to speak on that at the moment.” She, however, promised to get back to this reporter.

But a member of the family, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “From all indications, it is obvious the family may not prosecute Lekan. The bereaved mother, who is a devout Christian has resigned to fate.

“She said she is not ready for any further noise, as the death of her daughter is devastating enough. Even if you call them, nobody will speak to you because they have been given strict directive not to speak to anyone, especially journalists.

“Yes, burial arrangement is on. But I cannot tell you the date that has been fixed. But it is going to be very soon. She is gone for good and there is no reason to keep the corpse, we want to do the necessary,” the sources said.

Source: News Express

*Photo shows Lekan and late wife, Ronke before her death.

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