Justice Josephine Oyefeso of an Ikeja High Court has fixed July 3 for the commencement of the trial of Lekan Shonde, two years after he allegedly beat his wife, Ronke to death.
Justice Oyefeso fixed the date for trial after the matter came up for mention.
The trial judge ordered the prosecuting counsel, Mrs Kofoworola Tunji-Carrena to open her case against the defendant on the next adjourned date.
Shonde, 51, was previously been arraigned at the High Court on October 24, 2017, on a lone count of murder.
He had plead not guilty to the charge.
The prosecution team, led by Mrs Tunji-Carrena had alleged that Shonde committed the offence at 8.30pm on May 5, 2016 at his residence at No. 3, Tiemo Close, Egbeda, Lagos.
According to court documents, Shonde was involved in an physical altercation with Ronke his wife which led to her death.
The prosecution alleged that Shonde locked up the home and fled leaving her corpse in the in the living room