A preliminary autopsy report on Ronke Shonde who was reportedly killed by her husband has disclosed that she was not killed by the marks of violence on her.
The deceased’s husband, Mr. Lekan Shonde,51, an oil worker in Apapa reportedly killed his wife in their Egbeda home on Thursday, May 5, 2016 following a misunderstanding.
Her corpse was deposited at a morgue while investigation continues into the matter after her husband was arrested by the police.
Punch reports that the autopsy result which was still sketchy, showed that the cause of the death might be more complex than earlier thought.
A source on Tuesday said the report was still being compiled, adding that only a phase had been completed.
Mr Shonde has accused his late wife of having an affair with the Managing Director of Learn Africa, a publishing firm where she worked prior to her death.
However, in a swift reaction, the management of the publishing firm clarified that the deceased and her alleged lover, Mr. Kayode Oluokun resigned her appointments with the firm on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 and Thursday, March 10, 2016 respectively.
The statement read in part, “Late Mrs. Ronke Shonde and Mr. Kayode Oluokun were former employees of Learn Africa Plc.
“However, as of the time of Mrs. Shonde’s death, they had ceased to be workers of Learn Africa Plc since the 8th and 10th of March 2016, respectively.
“During the period of their employment, the management is not in a position to confirm or deny the existence of a relationship between these former employees in any other capacity other than as colleagues.”
A source who preferred anonymity said the report was still being compiled and that only a phase had been completed.
“As of now, the report showed that the marks of violence on the victim have nothing to do with her death. Other areas are still being explored. The actual thing that killed her has not been stated,” the source said.
When contacted, the police public relations officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the police had yet to get the report.
She said, “I just spoke with the people in charge now and they said the result is not complete yet. I will advise we exercise patience and caution. The police are also monitoring the case and we intend to get the report soon. This will be disclosed to the public.”