Suspected wife-killer Shonde Friday told an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court that he was innocent of his wife Ronke’s death. Dockworker Shonde was docked by the police before Chief Magistrate O. A. Adelaja following Ronke’s death at their Egbeda, Lagos home on May 5.
In a temporary charge with number D/30/2016, the suspect, who was brought around 11:30 am sporting a cream coloured combat shorts, was accused of beating his wife to death with his fist. The charge reads: “That you Shonde Olalekan, on May 5, 2016, at about 2030 hours at No. 3, Tiemo Street, Egbeda, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did kill one Ronke Shonde, ‘F’ age 37, by giving her fist blow on her head, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.”
When he was asked if he understood the charge, Shonde asked for the last paragraph to be re-read, after which he replied, “I didn’t kill her.”