Lagos’ Rapid Response Squad on Monday arrested Lekan Shonde, the husband who allegedly beat his wife, Ronke Shonde, to death last Thursday in their apartment at Tiemo Crescent, off Awori Street in Egbeda area of Lagos state.
The middle-aged man, who has been on the run for the past several days, reportedly strangled his wife to death after a heated argument turned into physical violence. He then locked up the apartment with their kids inside and fled the scene.
Neighbours and relatives revealed that Lekan and Ronke had a history of domestic violence but for some reason, she stayed in the marriage.
After an alarm was raised by the family nanny, who reported for duty on Friday morning, neighbours broke down the doors of the couple’s apartment where they found the kids crying over their mother.
Ronke was a former employee of Guaranty Trust Bank until she went into her own clothing business.