The man who allegedly killed his wife in the Egbeda, Lagos area, Lekan Shonde, has revealed how his wife provoked him and the incident that led to her death.
He told PUNCH Metro that his wife, Ronke provoked him by describing vividly how her lover slept with her in a hotel in Abuja.
Lekan, a depot worker in the Apapa area of Lagos State, said his wife of eight years changed after she allegedly started dating the general manager of a publishing company.
The Abeokuta, Ogun State indigene, said he regretted marrying Ronke, explaining that his late mother had warned him against the union, but he never listened.
The crisis between the two degenerated last Thursday, as Lekan allegedly murdered Ronke, after which he locked up the children, aged 6 and 4 and fled the house.
He said the last time he beat his wife was three years ago after a disagreement, saying he had never touched her afterwards.
His words, “Since I married my wife eight years ago, she has never bought anything into the house. I gave her N5,000 on Saturdays and N3,000 on Tuesdays for soup. I also gave her money to make her hair.
“She was working with GTB as a marketer, but she got sacked three years ago. For that period, I was the one feeding her and taking responsibility for everything in the family. I would wash her pants, bath the children and buy foodstuffs in the house. She later got a job with a publishing company owned by her uncle.