Bolatito, elder sister of the 36-year-old lady, Ronke Shonde, allegedly killed by her husband, 57-year-old Lekan Shonde, last week in Egbeda area of Lagos, has said that society’s unrealistic expectation about marriage led to her sister’s death.
In an exclusive interview, she and her sister-in-law, Omotara(both pictured), granted Tribune, Bolatito said Lekan and late Ronke married about eight years ago but the marriage evolved into an abusive relationship four years back when he became suspicious and doubt his wife’s faithfulness and was always beating her.
Bolatito said the abuse became very frequent that she had to intervene and was on the verge of moving her sister (late Ronke) out of the suspect’s house when her pastor prevailed on her.
“You know on the day we insisted she leaves, the pastor said Bolatito, you are not married, what would people say? That you that you aren’t married went to your sister’s house to take her from her husband’s house,’’ but I didn’t care, I only wanted my sister to be safe and happy,” she explained.
Also speaking, Late Ronke’s sister-in-law, Omotara, who lived with the Shondes after she lost her husband said the deceased confided in her that she was going to pack out of her matrimonial house this week.
“He was always suspicious of every male his wife related with, he went as far as inviting them on facebook, getting their number and trying to find out their relationship with his wife. He used to hide behind the street gate to confirm whether she came home on bike or someone came to drop her.
“She just told me last week Wednesday that she was tired and would leave for her aunt’s place this week so that if I’m coming back from Ilorin, I should come to her sister because she would leave, so I should pack many of my belongings. She was ready to leave him for good this week,” Omotara told Tribune.
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