Ronke Shonde: Landlady Says, “I Never Saw Them Fought Before, They are Nice Couple”

Another twist has been added to the ongoing
investigations on the death of Ronke Shonde, 36, who died last week.
This is just as the landlady of the house, where
the incident happened, expressed shock over Ronke’s death and the alleged
involvement of her husband, Lekan, saying she had never seen them fought
The landlady of the house, who did not want her
name in print, told PUNCH on Thursday that she was surprised at the incident
because Ronke and Lekan were nice and easy-going.
She said, “They are a nice couple. I have never
had any reason to separate them in a fight.We don’t hear their voices whenever they are at
home. I therefore cannot understand how this happened.” 
Ronke was allegedly killed by her husband, Lekan Shonde.

PUNCH had reported how Lekan, 51, allegedly beat
his wife, Ronke, to death at their home in the Egbeda-Idimu area of the state penultimate
Lekan, a dock worker in the Apapa area, who spoke
with our correspondent while in hiding, had however denied complicity in the
He accused Ronke of sleeping with Kayode, the
general manager of a publishing company where she worked as the human resources
After three days in hiding, the suspect gave
himself up to the police in Lagos.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the alleged lover of the
victim, Kayode, had been invited to the State Department of Criminal
Investigation, Yaba, to make statements to assist the police with
A source told PUNCH Metro that the police had
already invited Kayode, Ronke’s alleged lover, over the incident.
Kayode and Ronke worked in the same publishing
firm belonging to the latter’s uncle.
Lekan had claimed that Kayode slept with his wife
in a hotel in Abuja while they both went to recruit workers for the new office
of the company.
The source said Kayode had promised to honour the
police invitation by next week.
“He should be here next week to state his own
side of the story and assist with investigation,” he added.
Source: PUNCH