Nigeria Police Force Launch A Manhunt For A Man Who Reportedly Beat His Wife To Death

The Nigeria Police Force has launched a manhunt for a man known as Lekan Shonde who fled his Lagos residence after allegedly beating his wife, Ronke to death.
The incident, which occurred at Tiemo Crescent, off Awori Street in Egbeda in the early hours of Friday, has thrown people of the area into a sorrowful mood.
It was gathered that the suspect locked their 6-year-old and 4-year-old children in their apartment with his wife’s corpse on the ground before running away.
According to neighbors who spoke with an online newspaper reporter, said the deceased had been a victim of domestic violence for several years.
Late Ronke’s lifeless body was found by their babysitter, who normally resumed work at their residence at about 7a.m.
Signs that all was not well came to the fore on that unfortunate Friday morning when the babysitter, who was at the Shonde’s residence, called the woman on phone to announce her presence but strangely, her number was switched off.
It was learnt that the couple had an argument that morning, which resulted to a fight only for their babysitter to resume work at about 7am and discovered the woman’s corpse on the ground.
According to a neighbour, the babysitter, who could not enter the house because it was locked, peeped through the window and saw the kids crying, trying to wake their mother, whose lifeless body was on the floor.
It was learnt that the couple had an argument that morning, which resulted into a fight but the neighbors never suspected that it was something that could lead to death until the babysitter raised the alarm.
Neighbors soon surrounded the Shonde’s home and forced the door open at which point the woman’s lifeless body was discovered with patch of blood stains on her head.
When contacted, the police command’s spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent (SP), said the case has been transferred to the Homicide Unit of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID, Panti.
Badmos added that the children have been handed over to the deceased’s family members.
“Yes I confirm the case was reported at about 8am on Friday. One Mrs Tiemo E.B. of 5, Tiemo Street, Ile Epo Alhaji, Egbeda reported at Idimu division that at about 7a.m she heard the screaming of Mrs Shonde Ronke’s children who is one of her tenants.
“The scene was visited by the police operatives and corpse moved to Isolo General Hospital Mortuary for autopsy.
”However, the husband couldn’t be traced since the incident occurred.
“His phones are switched off but effort is on to get him”.