The Lagos state police command on Friday, May 20, said it will arraign Lekan Shonde, the alleged killer husband for murder, The Punch reports.
According to Vanguard, the suspect is expected to be arraigned before the Ebute-Metta Magistrate’s Court just as the family of late Ronke has begun plans to bury her.
Fatai Owoseni, the Lagos state commissioner of police, confirmed that the command had concluded its investigation and would charge the suspect to court today. He was, however, silent on the charges against him.
Meanwhile, the decision to bury Ronke, was reached after deliberation by members of the Bewaji’s family.
A member of the family, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “From all indications, it is obvious the family may not prosecute Lekan. The bereaved mother, who is a devout Christian has resigned to fate.
“She said she is not ready for any further noise, as the death of her daughter is devastating enough. Even if you call them, nobody will speak to you because they have been given strict directive not to speak to anyone, especially journalists.
“Yes, burial arrangement is on. But I cannot tell you the date that has been fixed. But it is going to be very soon. She is gone for good and there is no reason to keep the corpse, we want to do the necessary”.
In a related development, autopsy reports from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja, revealed that late Ronke Shonde who was reportedly beaten to death by her husband, but died from respiratory seizure.
The autopsy report which was signed by pathologist, Dr. Shoyemi, was taken to the State Criminal Investigation and Investigative Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, at 8:45pm, on Wednesday, May 18. The autopsy had also examined the bruises on her skin, and what led to her death.