Shonde: Domestic Violence Not Cause Of Death—Autopsy


Ronke Shonde did not die because she was violated.
That was the preliminary autopsy report
released on the 
cause of the victim’s  death on Tuesday.
According to PUNCH, the result, which was still sketchy, showed that the cause of the
death might be more complex than earlier thought.
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 Thursday.
Lekan, a dock worker in the Apapa area, who spoke with our
correspondent while in hiding, had denied complicity in the death, saying he
only slapped her that night.
He
instead accused Ronke of sleeping with one Kayode, the general manager of a
publishing company where she worked as the human resources manager.
After
three days in hiding, the suspect gave himself up to the police.
A
source on Tuesday said the report was still being compiled, adding that only a
phase had been completed.
He
said, “As of now, the report showed that the marks of violence on the victim
have nothing to do with her death. Other areas are still being explored. The
actual thing that killed her has not been stated.”
The
Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the police had yet to
get the report.
She
said, “I just spoke with the people in charge now and they said the result is
not complete yet. I will advise we exercise patience and caution. The police
are also monitoring the case and we intend to get the report soon. This will be
disclosed to the public.”
Meanwhile,
the management of Learn Africa, the publishing firm where Ronke and Kayode
worked, said on Tuesday that the duo left the firm in March.
A
statement from the company on Tuesday, said both Ronke and Kayode left the
employ of the organisation on the 8th and 10th of March 2016, respectively.
The
statement read in part, “Late Mrs. Ronke Shonde and Mr. Kayode Oluokun were
former employees of Learn Africa Plc. However, as of the time of Mrs. Shonde’s
death, they had ceased to be workers of Learn Africa Plc since the 8th and 10th
of March 2016, respectively.
“During
the period of their employment, the management is not in a position to confirm
or deny the existence of a relationship between these former employees in any
other capacity other than as colleagues.”
 Source: PUNCH
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