The man accused of dating late Ronke Shonde, Kayode, has denied the allegation, saying he only had a professional relationship with the deceased.

This is just as the family of the victim released Whatsapp snapshots which showed Ronke’s husband, Lekan, admitting to brutalising her, asking for God’s forgiveness and promising to stop beating her.

Our correspondent had reported that 51-year-old Lekan allegedly killed his wife at their home in the Egbeda-Idimu area of Lagos State last Thursday.

Lekan, a dockworker, had however denied complicity in the death, saying he never touched her.

He accused her of sleeping with 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 and was taken to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba.

PUNCH Metro learnt on Wednesday that Kayode had denied the allegation.

A close family friend, who claimed to have spoken with him, explained that he said he had always been harassed by Lekan with messages and unfounded allegations.

He said, “We spoke yesterday (Tuesday) and he completely denied anything like that. He said he had proof of the man making all kinds of allegations against him and asking him to leave his wife alone, which he had never responded to. He said he was biding his time and would make all the revelations in due time.”

It was gathered that Kayode and Ronke’s brother, Jide, who died in a ghastly motor accident in July 2015, were friends.

After the death of Jide, Kayode, who was working in Ibadan, Oyo State, was said to have been transferred to Lagos by his company.

In Lagos, he was said to have struck a friendship with Ronke because of her late brother.

Due to Ronke’s influence in the publishing company owned by her uncle, Kayode was said to have joined the publishing firm and was made the general manager.

Their friendship and the managerial positions were said to have made it possible for them to always travel and go out together.

Kayode was also said to have become close to Ronke’s uncle, who owned the firm.

It was learnt that both Kayode and Ronke had travelled to recruit new workers for the Abuja office, when the allegation of sleeping together was leveled against them.

Meanwhile, the family of Ronke has released Whatsapp snapshots, showing a conversation between Lekan and one of Ronke’s friends, Ashabi.

In a chat, he asked Ashabi to beg Ronke on his behalf, promising not to assault her again.

He also claimed that the child brought to his home was a setup, denying the paternity of the baby.

Ashabi, in one of the chats, said Ronke was already slipping into depression, urging Lekan to become a better husband and father.

She said Ronke wept while talking with her because of the constant battery and public embarrassment.

Below are excerpts of some of the chats:

Lekan: Am sick and tired. Am going crazy. Please help me out. I rest my case. Am crying as I am writing this to you. But help me to talk to her. Aburo mi (my younger sister), I don’t want to lose her. I want her in my house forever.

Lekan: Because of God, please help me. Ha, I have really offended her. May God forgive me. Please you are my saviour, help me talk to her.

Lekan: I can have plenty of sex outside, but I don’t want to fornicate again. Yes, just want my wife back. I swear to God, I will never touch her again.

Ronke’s friend: She is really broken and hurt, uncle. She said a lot. But I begged her and you have to keep showing her you are a better person, and you want your family back. It is not a day’s job uncle and you have to be patient with her and get her to trust and love you again. She is falling into depression which is more terrible.

One of Lekan’s friends, Sunday Nwaobi, said he had known him for about 33 years, adding that he had credibility and couldn’t have killed his wife.

He said, “He was my junior in secondary school and was a classmate to my immediate younger brother. My brother retired as a general manger of a brewery in America and they are best of friends. My brother is an American citizen, well traveled, and has met a lot of world leaders. I know he will never go out with somebody who does not have credibility.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the police were working on getting the result of the autopsy, adding that it would determine the command’s next line of action.

She said, “We are not in charge of the result and we can’t determine when it will be out. But I can assure you that we are on it and as soon as it is released, we won’t hide anything.”

Copyright PUNCH.



Managing Director of a publishing firm in Ikeja and alleged lover of late Mrs. Ronke Shonde, who was allegedly beaten to death by her husband at their Egbeda home in Lagos, last week, has reportedly been absent from work since Monday, following his indictment as the cause of the quarrel that led to the tragedy.

A visit to the office located on the ground floor of a two-storey building on Talabi Street, Ikeja, yesterday, revealed that the publishing firm’s MD was absent.

Members of staff of the company kept mum when approached, saying that they were not in the best position to speak. Besides, the late Ronke’s husband, Lekan Shonde, who was interrogated by detectives at the Homicide section of the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, yesterday, still maintained that his late wife had a secret relationship with her boss.

He had earlier stated that he over-heard a telephone conversation between his late wife and her boss, (names withheld) where she allegedly recalled their love escapades, adding that his late wife never contradicted the claim.

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What Scorned Women Have Done To Get Even

“Be careful who you cheat on” isn’t a famous, old adage, but it should be, because some scorned women go freaking crazy trying to get revenge on unfaithful spouses. Just last night, a 67-year-old woman in Queens, NY, woke up at 6 a.m., boiled a pot of water, and poured it on her husband’s private parts, leaving him with second- and third-degree burns from his knees to his abdomen. Oyinda Ojofeitimi told police she had recently learned her husband of 20 years had been unfaithful. “She was hurt and angry that after all this time married, he was stepping out on her,” a police source told the New York Daily News. “She wanted to shut down that possibility forever because he had treated her with such contempt.” Ojofeitimi then regretted what she had done and called 911, but that’s not really enough, is it? She had been arrested on assault charges.

This isn’t the first time (and it certainly won’t be the last) that a woman has retaliated against her cheating husband.  Here is a hall of fame for scorned women.

A woman calling herself Annastella auctioned an empty condom packet (size small) and a photo of “The Tart’s black lacy knickers (size humongous)” on eBay after discovering the items in the bed she shared with her husband of 22 years. (Originally, Annastella included the actual underwear in the auction, but eBay has a policy against selling second-hand undies. Who knew?)[Times Online]

Actress Teri Garr was woken up at 4:30 a.m. by the phone. It was a woman calling to say she’d been sleeping with Garr’s boyfriend for months. Garr gathered items of his he’d left at her place, along with a hammer, and drove to his house. Then, she smashed all of his windows. [CNN]

Katya Kharitovonova bit off her cheating husband’s private parts after waking up to find him and her best friend half-naked. The three had been watching “War of the Worlds,” when Kharitovonova fell asleep. When she woke up, oral sex was going on, and she hit her friend and bit her husband. “I saw the blood spurting out of Liza’s mouth and then felt a sharp pain,” he said. “I don’t remember what happened next, I was unconscious.” Doctors were able to reattach the missing piece. []

After her radio DJ husband announced on-air that he would leave his wife and two kids for pin-up girl Jodie Marsh, Hayley Shaw put his Lotus Esprit Turbo car up for sale on eBay. She wrote on the auction page that she wanted to get rid of the car, worth $45,000, that night, and it sold for 50 pence (about 90 cents) within five minutes. The man had it coming — he had also talked about fantasizing about Shaw’s sister and put her on the air when she complained. [Fox News]

When Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales dumped Rachel Marsden via Wikipedia, noting that he was “no longer involved” with her, Marsden went online and sold Wales’ dirty laundry on eBay. The loot included a stained T-shirt and a sweater. [Times Online]

Let’s not forget about the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, who was arrested on arson charges for burning NFL wide receiver Andre Rison’s mansion to the ground and vandalizing several of his cars. She got five years probation. [MTV]

Clara Harris repeatedly ran over her adulterous husband with her Mercedes back in 2003. She was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 20 years in jail.
[NY Times]

A wife suspected her husband of cheating and sent an email to his entire contact database, which included big cheeses at Volkswagen and more. The message read, “I, Paul Owen Evans, am a sniveling, cheating, lying, arrogant little piece of shit. No, that’s not right — I’m worse than that: I’m a despicable, deceitful, dodgy, D**KHEAD who doesn’t reserve this attitude just for his wife. Oh yes, one more thing — I’ve got an extremely small penis that couldn’t excite a woman’s nostril let alone anything else. Thus endeth my confession. Regards. Paul Evans.” [The Register]