The search for Lekan Shonde, the man who allegedly killed his wife, Ronke Shonde, at Egbeda area of Lagos State last Friday is over.
Lekan turned himself in to the Lagos State Police Command on Monday led by the Commander Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Tunji Disu, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), and two of his friends, Sunday Nwobi and Gbenga Sholuki.
In an interview they granted The Nation, Sholuki and Nwobi said Lekan denied killing his wife, claiming he loved the deceased so much that he kept his money with her including his ATM.
They said the suspect overheard the deceased talking to her lover on phone on Thursday night, and was angry but restrained his anger and went to bed.
“As the wife was confessing and begging him, he said he pushed her aside and went into the room to sleep. That he didn’t talk to her nor touch her because he was angry.
“Since he usually left the house early (5am) for work every day and returns around 8pm, he said he left that day as usual and that their eight-year-old son was the one who bolted the door, while he used his own key to lock the gate as usual.
“Lekan told me that he never knew anything has happened to his wife until he was called by his landlady on phone. That his landlady told him his wife had died and that he was a suspect. He said his landlady’s daughter also called him.
“He was on his way to the house but different people called and told him to run because police were in his house and they were looking for him as the suspect. That was why he fled.
“Even as we were coming to the police command, he has spoken with his mother-in-law to notify her that he has surrendered. The woman told him that he has done very well for her family and that though they were pained, they have forgiven him and he should not think of suicide again.
“He also called his wife’s lover and told him he hoped he was happy now that he has destroyed his home. The man begged for forgiveness,” they told The Nation.
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