Ten Things You Should Know About The Arowolo Murder Case In Lagos

slain banker husbandAkolade Arowolo was sentenced to death on February 21, for the June 24, 2011 murder of his wife Titilayo, a banker.

The case was a particularly notorious one because of the gory manner in which the young Mrs. Arowolo, then 29-years-old, was killed. Mr. Arowolo maintained his innocence when arrested, throughout the trial and even after his conviction and sentencing.

Here are 10 things you should know about the infamous Arowolo murder:

1) Akolade Arowolo murdered his wife Titilayo on June 24, 2011 in Isolo, Lagos and was arrested the next day by the police.

2) The couple have daughter together, named Olamide, who was 2-years-old at the time of her mother’s murder.

3) Titilayo was a banker with Skye bank and her colleagues said that she came to work with bruises many times.

4) John Obafunwa, the pathologist who testified in the case, said that the deceased was stabbed 76 times with a sharp object and her vital organs were punctured.

5) Akolade insisted that his wife had killed herself after stabbing him also, and he testified that she fell on a knife while attacking him.

6) The convict also lamented that he never intended to marry Titilayo, but that she had gotten pregnant and her family had pressured him into the union.IKOYI-13-360x241

7) The murder was carried out with so much violence that witnesses claim that her eyes were gouged out and a vital organ was found on the floor.

8) Akolade’s parents, Mudashiru and Bolanle, claimed during trial, that their son was innocent and that Titilayo, nicknamed ‘Margaret Thatcher’, and her family members were troublemakers.

9) Akolade was sentenced to death by Justice Lateefat Okunnu of a Lagos high court, after which he screamed for his wife’s spirit to arise and vindicate him.

10) George Oyakhire, the father of the deceased said in response to the judgment that he had no cause to rejoice because the sentence of Akolade meant he was losing a son as well.

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12 Comments

  1. nik

     /  February 23, 2014

    Was there a proper investigation?

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  2. obinna lawrence

     /  February 23, 2014

    Lol.. U. Go. Fear investigation..

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  3. Just what if he’s innocent?
    …Just thinking outloud.

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  4. Adaeze Chima-Onumajuru

     /  February 23, 2014

    Oh my! 76 stabs confirmed? And she murdered herself? What an obvious blab. I haff tire for all this violence.

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  5. Yemie

     /  February 23, 2014

    This is really sad and disheartening! No winners at all, all losers especially that poor baby who’s as good as orphaned at so young an age. Only God truly knows what went down. What I know though, that’s NO way for anyone to die, gory’s putting it mildly and whoever carried out that maniacal act, is a beast. Plus a death sentence is just not punishment enough, its too mild, way too mild.

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  6. Marthy

     /  February 23, 2014

    What if he’s innocent? Of what exactly might he be innocent? The bruises the wife had on her many times when she showed up at work? Or being so irresponsible as to not want to marry a lady he fucked enough to get pregnant, till he was cajoled into it? Or is he innocent of watching his wife stab herself 76 times(assuming she killed herself)? Maybe her spirit continued stabbing her body because I don’t see how she could have stabbed herself to gorging out her eyes and intestine. I just do not understand the misplaced pity.

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  7. amat

     /  February 23, 2014

    Well, the devil is at work…..God bless the kid, and I pray she doesn’t take after her parents

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  8. olumide

     /  February 24, 2014

    well it its a pitty, only God knows how the whole thing went

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