Court Sentences Husband Accused Of Killing Banker Wife To Death By Hanging

IMG_7229Ayo Arowolo, an unemployed undergraduate accused of killing his banker wife on June 24th 2011 has been sentenced to death by a Lagos High Court, Ikeja.

Presiding Judge, Lateefat Okunnu found Arowolo guilty of one-count charge of murder and ruled that he should be sent to the gallows.

He was alleged to have stabbed Titilayo, then an employee of Skye Bank Plc at their residence, No. 8, Akindeinde Street, Isolo, Lagos.

The judge, Mrs. Okunnu relied on testimonies and evidences of fifteen witnesses including family members of the deceased, investigating police officers, photographers and Chief pathologist of Lagos State to arrive at her judgment.

“The prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt. I hereby found you guilty for the offence of murder. You are hereby sentenced to death by hanging”, the judge declared.

Immediately the verdict was pronounced on him, Arowolo, who broke down in the dock clutching to the Holy Bible, shouted many times, “Jesus, why? I did not do it. I cannot die. What would happen to Olamide?”

Olamide is the only product of the two-year marriage between the convict and the deceased.


  1. ℓ̊s it possible T̶̲̥̅Ơ̴͡ fall on knife 76times. The guy ℓ̊s wicked. Assuming the woman fell on knife 1 or 2times, I would have Α̲̅ mixed feeling. But I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ this case 76times leading T̶̲̥̅Ơ̴͡ her death. May be somebody came from somewhere T̶̲̥̅Ơ̴͡ stab the wife I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ his presence. Anger can cause disaster within Α̲̅ second before u realise something has gone bad and feel like reversing the damage.