RIP: Akolade Arowolo, Stabbed His Banker Wife To Death Sentenced To Death By Hanging
Three years after he was accused of killing,
Titilayo, his banker wife, Akolade Arowolo has
been sentenced to death by hanging.
The trial judge, Justice Lateefa Okunnu of an
Ikeja High Court delivering her judgment
Friday, found Arowolo guilty on one-count of
Arowolo was arraigned on December 21, 2011,
before Justice Okunnu, on a one- count charge
of murder, which he pleaded not guilty.
The Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution,
DPP, Olabisi Ogungbesan, who personally
conducted the case, had alleged that the
accused murdered Titilayo, a banker, on June
24, 2011 at their residence, No. 8, Akindeinde
Street, Isolo, Lagos.
The deceased relatives, including her father,
George Oyakhire, and her step-mother,
Adetoun, had testified that Mr. Arowoloâ€™s
marriage was characterised by domestic
violence. These evidences were corroborated
by the police investigators who buttressed the
position before the court.
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