Murdered banker: Court fixes October for final addresses.

Akolade and Titilayo
An Ikeja High Court has fixed October 2, 2013 for adoption of final written addresses in the trial of Akolade Arowolo, charged with the alleged murder of his wife, Titilayo.
Justice Lateefat Okunnu on Tuesday directed the prosecution and defence to file and serve the processes before the next adjournment date.
The News Agency of Nigeria  reports that Arowolo, 31, was charged to court for allegedly stabbing his wife, a banker, to death.
He was arraigned on December 21, 2011, on a one-count charge of murder and had pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The accused, was thereafter, remanded in Ikoyi Prisons.

The Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions  alleged that the accused murdered Titilayo on June 24, 2011 in their residence at 8, Akindeinde Street, Isolo, Lagos.
The prosecution, led by Mrs Olabisi Ogungbesan, had 12 witnesses.
The deceased relatives, including her father, George Oyakhire, and her step-mother, Adetoun, had testified that the Arowolo’s marriage was characterised by domestic violence.
Another witness, Prof. John Obafunwa, a Consultant Pathologist and Chief Medical Examiner of Lagos State, had also testified that Titilayo was stabbed 76 times.
However, Arowolo, who testified before the court on May 22, blamed his in-laws for the trouble in his marriage.
He had denied the allegation that he murdered his wife.
He had claimed that Titilayo died after accidentally falling on a knife she was using to stab him during a quarrel on his birthday.

Culled from Punch