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Detained suspected Lagos wife-killer goes on hunger strike

Lekan Shonde with late wife, Ronke
Lekan Shonde with late wife, Ronke

Detained suspected wife-killer Lekan Shonde is on hunger strike, according to The Nation.

He has refused to eat since his arrival at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) at Panti, Yaba, Lagos Mainland, on Monday.

Shonde was alleged to have beaten his wife, Ronke, to death last Thursday at their Egbeda, Lagos home. He reportedly locked their two kids with the body in the house and fled.

The kids, Temioluwa and Tiaraoluwa, have been taken to Kwara State to stay with their grandmother.

The suspect came out of hiding on Monday and surrendered to the police.

Detectives searched his home yesterday as investigation hots up onto the case.

It was gathered that the team of detectives who took him home included forensic experts.

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It was learnt that autopsy was yesterday conducted on Mrs Shonde at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.

The result will be ready in two days.

Meanwhile, the deceased’s alleged lover, has remained silent despite being accused by Shonde of wrecking his home.

Shonde was said to have told his friends that he called him on telephone after his wife died, accusing him of destroying his home.

The suspect also claimed that he quarrelled with his wife after he overheard her conversation with her lover following her return from Abuja.

He claimed that he took his wife to Abuja where they spent five days together. The suspect claimed that the alleged lover apologised to him.

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