The family of the late Ronke Shonde has released evidence that her husband was actually beating and cheating on her.
Punch reports that the family of the deceased has gone to the extent of releasing Whatsapp snapshots of a chat Shonde had with his wife's friend, where he asked the woman to beg Ronke, admitting to brutalising her, asking for God’s forgiveness and promising to stop beating her.
In the chat, Shonde urged the lady whose number he saved as 'Ronke Boo', to beg his wife on his behalf, promising not to assault her again.
He also claimed that the child brought to his home was a setup, denying the paternity of the baby.
Ashabi, in one of the chats, said Ronke was already slipping into depression, urging Lekan to become a better husband and father.
She said Ronke wept while talking with her because of the constant battery and public embarrassment.
Read excerpts of the chats here:
Lekan: "Am sick and tired. Am going crazy. Please help me out. I rest my case. Am crying as I am writing this to you. But help me to talk to her. Aburo mi (my younger sister), I don’t want to lose her. I want her in my house forever."
Lekan: "Because of God, please help me. Ha, I have really offended her. May God forgive me. Please you are my saviour, help me talk to her."
Lekan: "I can have plenty of sex outside, but I don’t want to fornicate again. Yes, just want my wife back. I swear to God, I will never touch her again."
Ronke Boo: "She is really broken and hurt, uncle. She said a lot. But I begged her and you have to keep showing her you are a better person, and you want your family back. It is not a day’s job uncle and you have to be patient with her and get her to trust and love you again. She is falling into depression which is more terrible."
See a munched version of the chat here.