Friday, February 21, 2014

Court Sentences Arowolo, Man who Killed his Banker-wife to Death


A Lagos High Court in Ikeja has sentenced to death Akolade Arowolo for the murder of his banker wife, Titilayo, who he repeatedly stabbed to death, at least 76 times, at their residence in Isolo, Lagos, on June 24, 2011.

Justice Lateefat Okunnu, in her judgment on Friday, held that even though there was no eyewitness to the incident, the circumstantial evidence given by the prosecution proved the murder charge against the convict beyond all reasonable doubt.

The 32-year-old man, Arowolo was arraigned for murder on December 21, 2011, after he murdered his
wife, Titilayo, a Skye Bank employee, at their residence at No. 8, Akindehinde Street, Isolo, Lagos.

Forensic pathologist, Prof John Obafunwa, who carried out the autopsy on the corpse of the deceased, had said there were at least 76 stab wounds on the body. He described some of the wounds as penetrating to heart, and damaged the organ and others including, the diaphragm, lung and the liver of the deceased.

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