Lekan Shonde, suspected wife killer has begged the court to reduce his murder charge to manslaughter.
Shonde, who is standing trial beforeÂ a Lagos State High Court for allegedly killing his wife, begged the court to reduce his murder charge to manslaughter.
The 51-year-old suspect allegedly beat his wife to death at their home in the Egbeda-Idimu area of Lagos State on May 5, 2016.
He was alleged to have locked up the corpse and their two children before the incident was discovered by a nanny and later reported to the police.
At Tuesdayâ€™s proceedings, Lekan claimed that he did not intend to kill his wife.
Lekan, through his counsel, Robert Clarke (SAN), told the court that there was no evidence or the intent to commit murder, adding that he acted spontaneously when he heard his wife talking to her alleged lover on the phone about their lovemaking sessions.
Clarke, while adopting his written address, told the court that there were no eyewitnesses during the murder of Ronke.
Also adopting his final written address, the state prosecutor, Y. O. Oshoala, asked the court to convict Lekan for the murder of his wife, Ronke.
Oshoala urged the court to convict the defendant to serve as a lesson to others, who were in the habit of assaulting people.
The presiding judge, Justice Josephine Oyefeso, adjourned the matter till January 18, 2019, for judgement.