RIP: Akolade Arowolo, Stabbed His Banker Wife To Death Sentenced To Death By Hanging

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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. Arowolo’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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