A family friend who reached out to the press, informed that Ronke and her husband had a fight in the early hours of the morning at their home while their kids were sleeping.
A neighbour to the deceased reported also that he heard the noise coming from Shonde''s flat early in the morning but didn't think it was something horrific going on in the home.
The unsuspecting neighbours didnt realise what had happendd until about 7am next morning when the couple's nanny resumed work. She resumed work on this fateful morning only to find the house locked and no one was opening the door. She tried to call her madam but her phone was switched off. This she found unusual.
The Nanny peeped through the window only to find the couple's 6 and 4 year old kids crying and saying they couldn't wake their mum up. By this time, neighbours had also gathered and they forcefully opened the door to find Ronke's lifeless body on the floor, blood gushing from her head.
The husband, Lekan Shonde, was nowhere to be found. Ronke's phone was also missing. He'd locked the kids with their dead mum in the house and took off with her phones.
Her body has since been deposited at the mortuary. She was in her mid-30s.
According to family friends, Ronke suffered domestic violence in her husband's hands for many years but refused to leave the marriage.
This is quite a sad event and we do hope that more women will begin to speak up on account of domestic violence before it takes ones life. The first time a woman is beaten in marriage, she is a Victim but the second and subsequent times she is beaten, the woman becomes a volunteer. It is a pity that this beautiful young life had to be cut off in such a manner. It is hoped that this serves as warning to others who are going through one pain of domestic violence or another. Leave to stay alive for yourself and kids. Not Every Marriage is worth saving but Every LIFE is worth saving.