Ronke Bewaji Shonde was allegedly beaten to death by her husband this morning, Sunday, 6th May, 2016 at their home at Tiemo Crescent off Awori street in Egbeda Lagos.
According to family friend who reached out to us, Ronke and her husband had a fight in the early hours of this morning at their home while their kids were sleeping. One neighbour later said he heard the noise coming from their flat early this morning but didn’t think it was something horrific going on in the home.
Around 7:00am, the couple’s nanny came to the house to resume work only to find the house locked and no one was opening the door. She tried to call her madam but her phone was switched off. She peeped through the window only to find the couple’s 6 and 4 year old kids crying and saying they couldn’t wake their mum up.
By this time, neighbors had also gathered and they forcefully opened the door to find Ronke’s lifeless body on the floor, blood gushing from her head.
The husband, Lekan Shonde, was nowhere to be found. Ronke’s phone was also missing. He’d locked the kids with their dead mum in the house and took off with her phones.
Her body has since been deposited at the mortuary. She was in her mid-30s.
According to family friends, Ronke suffered domestic violence in her husband’s hands for many years but refused to leave the marriage. Sad it took losing her life for this to end. Quite sad!