The much expected autopsy report on late Ronke Shonde, the mother of two who was alleged to have been murdered by her husband, Lekan, two weeks ago in Egbeda area of Lagos, during a fight, is out.
Vanguard, reliably gathered that the report reached detectives at about 8.45 pm yesterday. Even though police authorities did not disclose the content of the report, trusted source revealed that it attributed late Ronke Shonde’s death to some head injuries. It also disclosed that water clustered in her head.
The report which was reportedly signed by one Dr. Shoyemi, a Pathologist at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja, made it known that the death of late Ronke Shonde was as a result of a respiratory seizure. It however ruled out the possibility of her death due to violent marks on her face.
The result of the autopsy which was carried out last Thursday, was expected to be out in three days but it was delayed due to the absence of the Chief Pathologist, who reportedly traveled out of the country.
While he was being expected, an inconclusive report, which emerged Tuesday, however, showed that the bruises on the corpse could not establish the cause of her death.
Nevertheless, sources said further medical checks finally attributed the cause of her death to “respiratory seizure as a result of water in the head and some injuries also in the head”.
With the report, sources said detectives would then continue with the next line of investigation, which reliably will include, among others, the mental stability of Lekan, who is still in their custody.
Recall that the suspect reportedly fled their Egbeda home and went into hiding after he allegedly killed his wife. He later surrendered himself to the Police in Lagos, where he denied responsibility over his wife’s death. He was later transferred to the State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department, Yaba.