Banker Titilayo’s murder: Court to rule on husband’s role February 21

The accused allegedly stabbed his wife to death.

An Ikeja High Court has fixed Friday, February 21, to deliver judgment in the case of alleged murder, filed against Akolade Arowolo, charged with stabbing his wife, Titilayo, to death.

The date is contained in a Hearing Notice, issued to the Prosecution and Defence counsel.

The date has been communicated to the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions, DPP, and Arowolo’s counsel, Olarenwaju Ajanaku.

Mr. Arowolo was arraigned on December 21, 2011, before Justice Lateefat Okunnu, on a one- count charge of murder.

The Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution, Olabisi Ogungbesan, had alleged that the accused murdered Titilayo, a banker, on June 24, 2011 at his residence, No. 8, Akindeinde Str, Isolo, Lagos.

The deceased relatives, including her father, George Oyakhire, and her step-mother, Adetoun, had testified that Mr. Arowolo’s marriage was characterised by domestic violence.

Another witness, John Obafunwa, a Consultant Pathologist and Chief Medical Examiner of Lagos State, had also testified that Titilayo was stabbed 76 times.

The accused, who testified on May 22, 2013, however, denied the allegation, blaming his in-laws for the trouble in his marriage.

He had insisted that his wife died after she accidentally fell on a knife during a quarrel on his birthday.

The court remanded him in Ikoyi prison, Lagos.

(NAN)


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  • e_orpheus

    I want to believe the medical examiner knows his job.
    One stab wound…maybe an accident like he said, but 76 stab wounds! That’s an angry assailant. And if just the two of them were at home and there’s a murder weapon in evidence, combined probably with his prints on the handle and injuries on his dominant hand, I guess it’s a wrap.
    Very unfortunate incident.