The ex-banker, Mrs. Ronke Shonde, who was allegedly killed by her husband.
People, , wailed uncontrollably while her corpse was being lowered into the grave.
The deceased’s body was conveyed to the cemetery in a hired hearse which left the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) morgue at about 2:00pm.
The burial which was kept secret, The Nation gathered was witnessed by only close family members and friends of the deceased.
Our correspondent learnt that a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor from Destiny Sanctuary held a brief sermon that lasted about five minutes.
The deceased’s relatives, who still feel shortchanged by the result of the autopsy, it was gathered, demanded that justice be served on her alleged killer.
“Honestly, justice should be served because these children have been deprived of the joy of having a mother. They will never know motherhood, but when they grow up and understand what deprived them of that joy, they will be comforted that justice was done. I believe that is the only thing that will sooth them in years to come,” said a male relative of the deceased.
According to the relative, Ronke was a lovely person who deserves to get justice.
Mainwhile,the alleged killer husband ,a 51-year-old man, Olalekan Shonde, appeared in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Friday for allegedly beating his wife to death in Egbeda Area. Shonde, a dock worker in the Apapa Area, and resident of Egbeda-Idimu, a Lagos Suburb, was arraigned on a one-count charge of murder. The plea of the accused was not taken
. The Prosecutor, Insp. Chinalu Uwadione, had told the court that the offence was committed at about 2.30 p.m., at the accused residence in 3, Tiemo Street, Egbeda, on May 5. Uwadione said the accused had beaten his wife Ronke Shonde, 37, to death in their residence. He said the accused after beating up his wife absconded to an unknown area before he was apprehended by the police
. Uwadione said the offence contravened Sections 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, which on conviction attracts life imprisonment. The Magistrate, Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja, ordered that the accused should be remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons for 30 days, pending an advice from the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions. She adjourned the case till June 24 for mention. (NAN)