The police has launched a manhunt for a man – Lekan Shonde – who fled his Lagos residence after allegedly beating his wife – Ronke – to death.
The incident, which occurred at Tiemo Crescent, off Awori Street in Egbeda in the early hours of Friday, has thrown people of the area into a sorrowful mood.
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 before running away.
The deceased, it was learnt from neighbors, had been a victim of domestic violence for several years.
Late Ronke’s lifeless body was discovered by their nanny, who normally resumed work at their residence at about 7a.m.
Signs that all was not well came to the fore on that unfortunate Friday morning when the nanny, who was at the Shonde’s residence, called the woman on phone to announce her presence but strangely, her number was switched off.
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.
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, whose lifeless body was on the floor.
It was learnt that the couple had an altercation that morning, which resulted into a fight but the neighbors never suspected that it was something that could lead to death until the nanny raised the alarm.
Neighbors soon surrounded the Shonde’s home and forced the door open at which point the woman’s lifeless body was found with patch of blood stains on 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.
Badmos 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 7a.m 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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Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
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In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
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Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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