When Shonde’s appeared in court today, the prosecutor, Insp. Chinalu Uwadione, informed the court that he had received a copy of the legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, DPPs when the case was mentioned.
The prosecutor further stated that the offence contravenes Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011 which prescribes a death sentence for convicts.
The Chief Magistrate, Oluwayemisi Adelaja, ordered that Shonde should remain in prison custody and adjourned the case to July 8 for mention.
It will be recalled that the 51-year-old was alleged to have murdered his wife, Ronke Shonde, 37, on May 5 at their residence on 3, Tiemo Street, Egbeda area of Lagos state.