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Alleged killer husband says wife was hypertensive

10 May 2016, 12:34

Lagos - Lekan Shonde, the man who allegedly killed his wife last Thursday during an argument at their Egbeda area of Lagos state, has revealed that his wife died as a result of hypertension, Vanguard reports.

The suspect turned himself in to the Police, on Monday four days after going into hiding after the incident.

Lekan’s 90- year-old father and some friends were said to be responsible for his showing up at the Ikeja office of the Commander, Rapid Response Squad, RRS, Tunji Disu, at about 1p.m.

Before he turned himself in, report had it that he attempted to flee to the Benin Republic,where he hoped to proceed to Ghana, but all his moves were reportedly trailed by the Police, until he was forced to make a U-turn from Ondo State.

Also read: Killer husband arrested

While in hiding, Lekan sent a message via WhatsApp to one of his friends (names withheld) announcing his intention to commit suicide, in order to end the whole matter. The conversation dated May 7, 2016 read: “I want to die. Pls help me, I can’t face the Police or cell, they will kill me.”

The couple who lived on Tiemo Close, Off Awori Street, in the Egbeda-Idimu area of Lagos State have been having issues with their marriage for a while before it culminated in the death of Ronke on Thursday, after which her husband fled the house and locked up the children with their dead mother.

Source: Vanguard

- News 24


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