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Wife Murder: Arowolo Knows Fate February 21

Ruth Bamidele, Lagos

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

Prosecution and Defence counsel were issued a Hearing Notice, which contained the February 21st date.

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

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

He allegedly murdered Titilayo, a banker, on June 24, 2011 at his residence, No. 8, Akindeinde Str, Isolo, Lagos.

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

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.

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.


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