The Lagos State High Court on Friday sentenced Lekan Shonde to death by hanging for killing his wife, Ronke.

Lekan Shonde, a depot worker in the Apapa zone of Lagos State, was found of the murder of his wife.

Review that 51-year-old Lekan purportedly beat his wife to death at their home in the Egbeda-Idimu region of Lagos State in 2016.

He was alleged to have locked the door on the corpse and their two children before the incident was discovered by a housekeeper and later reported to the police.

The marriage, which was blessed with two children, aged six and four, was said to have been marred with domestic violence.

He blamed Ronke for having sex with one Kayode, the general manager of a publishing company.

Conveying the judgment on Friday, Justice Josephine Oyefeso sentenced Lekan to death based on the conviction that the convict killed his wife, Ronke.


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