Ayo 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.