The man, Lekan Shonde, who allegedly killed his wife, Ronke in Lagos
state, on Friday appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court
in the state.
Lekan who was arraigned on a one-count charge of murder had appeared
before the court on May 20 and was remanded in prison custody after the
case was adjourned to June 24 (today) for further hearing.
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
But the counsel to Shonde, Mr. I. B. Mohammed, responding to
Uwadione’s submission, told the court that he was yet to be served his
own copy of the advice and would like to apply for it.
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.