Man flees after allegedly beating wife to death

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A man, Lekan Shonde, has fled his Lagos residence after he allegedly beat his wife to death.

The incident occurred at Tiemo Crescent, off Awori Street in Egbeda in the early hours of Friday.

It was gathered that the suspect locked their 6-year-old and 4-year-old children in their apartment with his wife’s corpse on the ground.

The Nation gathered that the deceased, Ronke Shonde, has been a victim of domestic violence for several years.

It was learnt that the couple had an altercation that morning, which resulted to a fight only for their nanny to resume work at about 7am and discovered the woman’s corpse on the ground.

The nanny, it was learnt, had tried to call the woman on phone but strangely her mobile was switched off.

According to a neighbour, the nanny, who could not enter the house because it was locked, peeped through the window and saw the kids crying, trying to wake their mother.

The neighbour said they heard noise from the building but never thought it was something as serious as death until the nanny raised the alarm.

Neighbours soon surrounded the place and forced the door open at which point the woman’s lifeless body was found with blood stains from her head.

When contacted, the police command’s spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent (SP), said the case has been transferred to the Homicide Unit of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID, Panti.

She added that the children have been handed over to the deceased’s family members.

“Yes I confirm the case was reported at about 8am on Friday. One Mrs Tiemo E.B. of 5, Tiemo Street, Ile Epo Alhaji, Egbeda reported at Idimu division that at about 7am she heard the screaming of Mrs Shonde Ronke’s children who is one of her tenants.

“The scene was visited by the police operatives and corpse moved to Isolo General Hospital Mortuary for autopsy.

”However, the husband couldn’t be traced since the incident occurred.

“His phones are switched off but effort is on to get him.”

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