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Friday, 21 February 2014

Wife killer Akolade Arowolo found guilty of murder, sentenced to death

Arowolo Akolade, the man who stabbed his banker wife to death on Friday June 24, 2011 after a domestic dispute at their home in Isolo, Lagos (read the story here), has been found guilty of her murder and has been sentenced to death.

Akolade appeared before trial judge Justice Lateefat Okunnu of the Ikeja High Court this morning Friday Feb. 21 and was found guilty on one-count of murder. The judge said the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that he killed his wife.

"I pronounce the defendant guilty and accordingly sentenced to death,” Justice Okunnu pronounced. Akolade burst into tears after the verdict was read.

Akolade and Titilayo had been married for only two years and had a young daughter when he brutally attacked her with a knife on his birthday after they argued. Arolowo claimed in court that Titi had attacked him with the knife and eventually turned the knife on herself. The court didn't buy his story.

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Intuition! said...

THANK GOD!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It still seems surreal. Kolade was my classmate back in Unilag. He was a regular guy. I can't imagine what happened......God be with you Kolade and comfort your daughter. RIP Omo.

Anonymous said...

@anoymonus 2:28pm, shut up ur dirty mouth. Idiot. If na ur sis d guy kill,will u talk dis way? Bastard....so pple r so annoying. I believe in toot 4 tack...do me I do u.

Anonymous said...

my opinion...the death sentenceis rubbish..was the child taking in to consideration?..besides his death will not bring back the dead wife...who knows what really happened that faithful day?...i just keep thinking...what about the pedophiles we call leaders? our justice system are full of hypocrites and judges.

Anonymous said...

I hope dis death sentence is 4 real? Cos I want d bastard dead...make d judge no change his mind...RIP in advance..

Anonymous said...

@anoymonus 2:28pm, shut up ur dirty mouth. Idiot. If na ur sis d guy kill,will u talk dis way? Bastard....so pple r so annoying. I believe in toot 4 tack...do me I do u.

Anonymous said...

Ur crazy2 say such. Fool...wic appear r we taking abt here?

pealie said...

Badoo of whatever, shut up your dirty mouth. Arindin

Anonymous said...

Lol @rest in peace in advance! Serves him right an eye for an eye

*yUmMy*DaLiCiOuS*pUrZoN**lick lick* said...

Mumu it's a criminal case and its the state that prosecutes... May God forgive him, as much as what he did was evil and callous, I still wish they just gave him life imprisonment. I wish he didn't kill his wife too, na wa oo! Just sad!!! And d way he killed her sef!!! Chaii! Cut her boobs, gorged her eyes and he still had d guts to say she killed herself...Smh! I fink na mental issues or demon possession, only God knows!

ZeeZee said...

I just read his story and it does not make sense at all. she turned the knife on her self but had 70 stab wounds? Why couldnt he tell the people that drove him to the police station that his wife was bleeding out? why didnt he go to the hospital instead of the police station? to do what there
Well the verdict thats been handed to you has been handed to you - take heart o

Anonymous said...

This Badoo. Ur comments are annoying and mostly unthoughtful + the lil grammatical blunders. Do u think a child deserves or will love a father who killed her mother. Pls speak with wisdom. 4 all of u calling God if God wanted 2 save him he wOuld hve. The death penalty is part of the law n mst devilish pipo dnt learn lessns except they know their could b a death penalty. He should repent cos there's still a chance 2 make heaven and Badoo if u like go n killur wife n xpect her family 2 leave u even if u hv 20 children...mtcheew me wey b ur child will prsnally mke sure u get what u deserve.----C21

URPIKIN said...

Badoo of Toronto e be like say u no go school. Even if her parents forgave him they wouldn't be able to stop him from being prosecuted. It's kolade vs the state not kolade vs titis family. You commit murder, you face THE STATE.

Anonymous said...

@anoymonus 2:28pm, shut up ur dirty mouth. Idiot. If na ur sis d guy kill,will u talk dis way? Bastard....so pple r so annoying. I believe in toot 4 tack...do me I do u.

Apple said...

THANK YOU GREAT GOD!!

wummy09 said...

I think he sud ve bin sentenced to life imprisonment instead,only God gives nd takes soul,not a court judge...

Anonymous said...

My dear man,am happy that u are goin to die.u see wat anger has made u do?u see ur end?I can imagine hw much ur wife begged u,d tears in her eyes,d fear wen u stabbed her d ist one,d realization dat dis is it,she wld really die.may God forgive u ur sins and may u find peace in death.U ARE A WICKED MAN.

Anonymous said...

Wot if he didn't? Just wot if.. #devilsadvocate

Anonymous said...

U are very stupid I pray such happens to u .so u can forgive ur sisters mother since u dint have human feelings ode oshi

Amaka said...

Oh shut up you ignorant little twat! When someone kills your sister Pls sit down and do nothing you good for nothing arsewipe! The State prosecutes murderers and not the victims family FYI

Amaka said...

Too many foolish people walking the face of the earth, esp that badoo of Toronto.. what nonsense are u spewing from ur gutter of a mouth?

Anonymous said...

Justice served..awaiting 2 more sentences the Ibadan Student and the Student from Alakuko both ladies killed violently. .

sunkanmi fadugba said...

Is a great pity,two youthful souls lost,,,,,,,,,

Chioma Nnani said...

So Kolade Arowolo (aka “It wasn’t me. My wife stabbed herself 76 times”) has finally been found guilty.

Ladies, when a man is beating you, stay.
When someone tells you to leave, call the person a ‘home wrecker’ or a ‘feminist’.
Tell them that your ‘god’ likes you being beaten (aka ‘God hates divorce’).
Even after you land in hospital, say “My ‘god’ is a very big god that is standing by my side. He will not allow me die.” Listen to your ‘church people’, as they tell you to be ‘more submissive’. Do fasting, prayers, and vigil. The Lord ‘sent you to save the man from himself’.
Shout that you will not ‘allow another woman to come and take your husband’.
Claim you are staying for your children. You have to maintain your halo of ‘virtuous woman’.
Fast, and pray for the man to change. The devil is after your precious marriage; and you will receive brownie points in heaven, if you fight the devil.

When he stabs you 76 times, he will shamelessly & cruelly drag your family through the ordeal of a trial. He will tell people that you are insane, and stabbed yourself to death. He may be found guilty – then, the child(ren) you claim you were staying for, will effectively be orphaned.

And there are many fish-brained, deluded women who are reading this, and saying
“I know my fiancé beats me, but he loves me. It is his way of showing he loves me. And I am the one that makes him, angry.”
“The make-up sex after the beating, is worth the beating.”
“My husband beats me, but I am praying for him.”
“It is not my portion to die.”
“God forbid. I have a very big God that is alive. Therefore no weapon formed against me, shall prosper.”

Madam, whose portion is it? Do you think God will stop being God, just because answering Mrs is more important than your life? Do you think God will die along with you?

And for females who actually like being beaten, you need psych & spiritual help.
Guys, if you are with such a woman (because some men who are not violent, have actually told me that some of their girlfriends/fiancées/wives demand to be beaten as a proof of love); run! Or if you think you love her, arrange for psychotherapy for her. Because the day you beat her, and she dies … remember that death penalty is still very much in force in Nigeria.

doll (retired blogger) said...

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!

Justice at last

Would have preferred him to rot in jail for life though, death seems like an easy way out

Cyr Ed said...

A life sentence should have been given in this case!

doll (retired blogger) said...

@Badoo of Toronto are you for real

so you think a better story would have been

"hey girl, your dad killed yur mom but we decided not to press charges so that he can live, be a daddy to you, marry another womam and get a step mom, brothers and sisters for you

Abegi! the little girl is a lot better off without a monster of a father

while idv prefered life sentence, how on earth can you say they shouldnt have pressed charges

if TIti was your sister or your daughter will you say that! mscheww!!!


to all the men that dont know how to control their temper, let this be a precedence

Justice has been served #saynotodomesticviolence

Anonymous said...

I hope men out dere are learning...


#That happy sister!

Anonymous said...

Hey retard! Justice isnt vengeance, so fuck sentiments.but there is no such thing as reformation in d nigerian prison system,dude'll jes turn out worse n hardened if he ws imprisoned- he shuld die (n im sayin this with a heavy heart sha)

Anonymous said...

....And I pray somebody get to tell him about Jesus before he dies


#That happy sister!

Uveewears Entpris said...

You are so very stupid for this your comment. Just don't let me pray for you that this same fate will befall your daughter. I'm a prophetess so it will catch you so quick.
Mofo of Toronto.

sasha bone said...

If he goes to jail,they'll make him a woman(gay).

sasha bone said...

Lolz...parents need to train their male child to be better husbands and fathers. Nothing goes for nothing.

sasha bone said...

And ur wise for thinking this way?

ladun samson said...

Pray dat one of your sisters fell a victim of domestic violence then pat your in-laws' head after killing her.... that will be so ooo nice innit?

Anonymous said...

The fact he's gotten fatter even is enough reason to sentence him to death!

Anonymous said...

Interesting take, Badoo of Toronto. So after killing their child, her family should just let him go scot-free? This is what makes sense to you, abi? Nonsense.

Nigerian said...

TYJ...
For all that intend to, have conceived the thought or are women beaters, please be informed that your reward will be hear on earth. Domestic violence is rampant and shouldn't be accommodated in a "civilized" society like "ours"

Anonymous said...

No No No let him go for Appeal

Gloria Essien said...

Good for him. I hope other men are seeing that domestic violence doesn't pay. My heart goes out to their Little girl. How would she grow up to hear this kind of story?

Cheezy said...

Long time coming o! I don't wish death for anyone but justice has to be done.

Sally Rue said...

Calm down abeg.

Anonymous said...

Killing the man and rendring the little gurl orphan is totally worrysom n unworthy.

Anonymous said...

Her body was found in parts. He had attempted to pack her up and dispose of her. He was apprehended trying to re-enter their home after she was found. His clothes were bloody. He claimed she did it to her self.

Anonymous said...

Make no mistake, Titi's family had to fight to get this killer tried.

Anonymous said...

Parts of her body were found around the room. I'm no expert but not sure if one can inflict such injuries on oneself.

Anonymous said...

Make no mistake, Titi's family had to fight to get this killer tried.

Anonymous said...

Her body was found in parts. He had attempted to pack her up and dispose of her. He was apprehended trying to re-enter their home after she was found. His clothes were bloody. He claimed she did it to her self.

Tee Talking said...

Idiot

Mine said...

Sometimes I wonder at the reaction of people to glaring injustice. When u do the crime u pay for it. What reform are we talking about here? To feed a man with taxpayers money till he dies as " compensation" for killing his wife so that other murders under whatever guise will continue to kill? My secondary school friends Dad strangled his wife and committed suicide when he was arrested. Today they've put that all behind them and are living a good life. The little girl will be fine trust me. Being an orphan is not a death sentence. I would rather be one than have a murderous father who can't even take care of me because he is serving a life "sentence" . That is a psychological burden. Both men and women need to think through their actions before carrying them out. That murder was not the first assault it was a process that culminated in the end of a promising life. People should learn to control their anger and not let it lead them to do things that they would regret. Women should be able to read the red flag signs and know when to step aside. Its bettered to be safe than sorry. That judgement is sound. Am proud of that judge.

Anonymous said...

so sad indeed,i feel for d poor girl

oladele salau said...

Not funny @ all....r.i.p in advance

BadGuy said...

Finally! Justice at last!

Anonymous said...

This will serve as a lesson to all wife beaters, even if your wife is d maddest woman on earth, there r matured ways to always remind her you r stil her husband. If Arowolo was kind to his wife probably the wifes family wouldn't av pressed chrages. They cannot all be heartless you know.

Anonymous said...

Please am still waiting to hear about the final judgment of the killers of the aluu boys and also Cynthia.abeg Oga judge hasten up.

Anonymous said...

@wummy,God punish u 4 saying dat...so killers shd kept in prison n wen a new govrnment emerge he set dem free. May God break dat ur hand dat u used2 type dis nonsense

Anonymous said...

This will serve as a lesson to all wife beaters, even if your wife is d maddest woman on earth, there r matured ways to always remind her you r stil her husband. If Arowolo was kind to his wife probably the wifes family wouldn't av pressed chrages. They cannot all be heartless you know.

Anonymous said...

Linda pls update us on photos of his death cos I want2 make sure he's dead,to confirm it wit my own eyes not dem say....dat bastard deserve2 die.

Anonymous said...

@wummy,God punish u 4 saying dat...so killers shd kept in prison n wen a new govrnment emerge he set dem free. May God break dat ur hand dat u used2 type dis nonsense

Anonymous said...

So what u are trying to say is that she stabbed her self. 76 times,hw possible is that?

Anonymous said...

Linda correct yourself, they don't sentence people to death cos no term to serve. They condemn people to death. Sad story though, my thoughts go to the lil girl left behind.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:00 The woman stabbed herself 76 times then cut her breast off abi? Abeg dude park well make better pple see road...

Omalicha Nwa said...

Finally Titi gets justice!
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MY TURN said...

We can say now TITI REST IN PEACE...For your daughter your parents will take good care of her.

Anonymous said...

WOW! LIFE SENTENCE NOT DEATH NAU......HABA!

Anonymous said...

There's no winner here. God have mercy.

Anonymous said...

How can you miss yourself, you daft, brain dead faggot?!?

Anonymous said...

True

Anonymous said...

Women should learn and be courageous enough to walk out of abusive relationships.

Anonymous said...

You're obviously ignorant of the events and happenings. Dis the woman gorge out her own eyes, cut her breast and dismember herself after your supposed self inflicted conspiracy theory?

Anonymous said...

Badoo may you have a daughter.
May your daughter be killed, maimed and murdered like a ritual chicken by her husband
May you be defenceless and penniless and unable to seek justice on her behalf
Now say a big amen.
It you detest and reject my prayer then delete your hurtful and heartless comments.

Anonymous said...

You obviously never followed the story and if u did and saw all the gory photos u will know that you don't need a soothsayer to tell you the woman didn't stab herself and brought out her intestines heart etc. U common sense will tell you that before typing this rubbish

Adex said...

Pathetic. May the lord be with the little girl

Adex said...

Pathetic. God be with the little girl

Anonymous said...


Why r most comments here directed towards men? Women are abusive too. There are 3 sides to a story. The real story, his and her side. Is too bad she can't tell her side. From someone that knows the family very well, Akolade left home for his wife cuz he couldn't deal with her anymore. Titi left her place in gbagada to Akolade's on his birthday in Isolo to spend time with him. Something went wrong that only God knows. I don't support any form of abuse but the guy's story might be true. To all you judging, if God na man, who fit stand? LINDA post my comment.

















Anonymous said...

You have a colleague? I could've sworn u were just in high school ooo..with those chicken leg pics.

Anonymous said...

Dats what it will be invariably..none sentenced to death has ever been killed in naija

Anonymous said...

Have you read the case files before coming to yap OP? FYI, judges don't need to prove anything, the prosecution does. Judges decide based on facts and evidence. So do yourself a favor, pick up a book and read

Anonymous said...

Dis is just too much for him, he killed his wife fine but no 1 Exept God knws wht happened between dem. But no mata wht a life imprisonment would have been his sentence. So he wil leave all his life regretin nd his gurl can stil see him. Cnt witstand dis #crying#

Anonymous said...

Which other evidence do u want again,can someone stab her self and also try to cut off her breast and eye.akolade deserves to die too,their daughter is better as an orphan,how will she grow up with a 'father' that brutally murdered her mum.

Anonymous said...

i pity for some people here,who try to sympathize with this killer just because he is speaking in tongue and holding a bible,where was his bible and praying method,when he was stabbing his wife?

Good 4 him,it will teach other potential wife beaters and killers a lesson.

Woe unto his sympathizers!

oluwabusayo onamade said...

seriously i blamed the couples....mostly the blame should be put on the man 'because if she had stabbed herself' he should have reported the case before anyone else heard about it...cos people will put it and arrange it as if they are part of the scene..........and more so i don't blame him but the wife if she know is type of man is a angry man.....she should have calm down for him and peacefully talk to her husband with respect because we woman are to make peace...we should be called peace maker...and for those calling him names and saying the judgement was right....am sorry to say this: why don't you think of the little child:what if he was innocent:come to think of it what if a test is carried out and if those people have the fear of GOD and been truthful that he was innocent....... seriously we women most of us are wicked....we can harm ourselves to put someone that as hurt us to danger........am sorry for this am on no 1 side....JUST me

oluwabusayo onamade said...

seriously both are to be blame reason is this:-the man should have reported the case himself"if she was the one who stabbed her self for one reason or the other".....because we human being are so wicked,because they will report the case as if the were in the scene........and for the woman...she should have been humble..man has all right as far as you stay under the same roof...we all have our bad side...if she know her man is d type, she should have make peace with him and talk to him respectively.....we woman whenever we wants to collect something from our man we know what and how to behave why cant she apply that to make peace rain...if she AZ done that definitely,...things would not get out of hands........and for you calling him names and saying the judgement was right.....why don't you think about the innocent child...i will act like father can never be as your real father,i will be your mother can never be like your biological mother.......so let think of it dis manner what if he was innocent?.................and we ladies of nowadays am sorry to say this we are very very wicked...what you cant have you can go extremely miles to have it which might later tells......she should have know the type of man her husband was before she married him....she know how she handle it before her point of death......seriously when one is been frustrated...you can do and undo....do you know what happened .......if the man killed is wife he is very very wrong..........and let come to think of it this might be spiritual......someone not happy with them getting married would have put on the man image to do bad to tear the family apart....we cant says please let think twice...we all know the wages of sin in death.....and more so we ladies of now a days we can hurt ourselves,go extreme miles just to punish one guy/man.....come to think of it you ladies that are doing that.....we will be the one to loose...that person you are trying to punish...will fall and definitely rise again.

Anonymous said...

i think that there was no much investigation on this case.

Onyi said...

Is times like this, i thank my star for reading law! The bastard clearly deserves it, and is a good thing he found the Lord. So atleast if men cant n wont forgive him, God Almighty will. RIP nigga!

Anonymous said...

What do we know about the woman?
I will like a documentary on this man and his immediate family.

Anonymous said...

Nigerian legal system need serious overhauling.I am not against death penalty, but due process must be followed. I have not seen any evidence to confirm a motive of the killing. No toxicology report. It is not impossible that people lose sense of rational thinking and under the influence of mind altering substance may exhibit self-injurious behavior disturbance. This can apply to both parties.

Anonymous said...

For once, sentiments should be set aside while we as a people face the hard truth. Would this death sentence be otherwise justified if the accused and deceased did not have a child together? I really do not think so.

Akolade took the life of his wife,slaughtered her and attempted to flee, if not for the timely intervention of the Nigerian Police. If he had succeeded with his escape, the deceased's case would have died a natural death,without providing any closure to Omo's family (as is the case with most murder/assassination cases in this country).

Domestic Violence is so encouraged and tolerated in this part of the world, that victims are usually blamed for the irrational and psychological behavior of their deranged male spouses.

Even the so-called churches make the situation worse, because they would admonish the woman for not being "submissive" to her husband, while the abuser is given the excuse of being under the influence of demons! The pastors would blame the woman for provoking her spouse and tell her to endure! Someone should please point out where women were instructed to endure their marriages in the bible! (SMH) Afterall , Akolade was a Deacon,right? So the church was not aware of his violent nature?

Let this serve as a deterrent to all those wife-beaters and girlfriend-slappers.

And to parents out there,"Train up a child the way he should go and when he is old,this training will not depart from him"! Teach your sons to respect women especially their wives.

Domestic Abuse is traumatic, ungodly and should be progressively eradicated from our society.

Well done Justice Okunnu!

Anonymous said...

For once, sentiments should be set aside while we as a people face the hard truth. Would this death sentence be otherwise justified if the accused and deceased did not have a child together? I really do not think so.

Akolade took the life of his wife,slaughtered her and attempted to flee, if not for the timely intervention of the Nigerian Police. If he had succeeded with his escape, the deceased's case would have died a natural death,without providing any closure to Omo's family (as is the case with most murder/assassination cases in this country).

Domestic Violence is so encouraged and tolerated in this part of the world, that victims are usually blamed for the irrational and psychological behavior of their deranged male spouses.

Even the so-called churches make the situation worse, because they would admonish the woman for not being "submissive" to her husband, while the abuser is given the excuse of being under the influence of demons! The pastors would blame the woman for provoking her spouse and tell her to endure! Someone should please point out where women were instructed to endure their marriages in the bible! (SMH) Afterall , Akolade was a Deacon,right? So the church was not aware of his violent nature?

Let this serve as a deterrent to all those wife-beaters and girlfriend-slappers.

And to parents out there,"Train up a child the way he should go and when he is old,this training will not depart from him"! Teach your sons to respect women especially their wives.

Domestic Abuse is traumatic, ungodly and should be progressively eradicated from our society.

Well done Justice Okunnu!

Gilbert Ogbuagu said...

oh i really feel for this man like seriously, did he really kill his own wife, what sort of anger will go to that extent, or may be he was manipulated.I pray that the ALMIGHTY forgives him

Anonymous said...

Nice judgement!!!

Anonymous said...

Olodo!!!

Anonymous said...

Girllll we are still in the 21st century ooo.

Anonymous said...

Ahn ahn ....Seun from nairaland....wetin u dey find for here? Good to see u though!

Anonymous said...

In fact I see a lot if gbagaun

Anonymous said...

Different minds on this case.Most people are happy he gets death and few intelligent knows the little angel will suffer.Hmmm

Olatunde Ayodele said...

This is the only sensible comment I have read so far. People are just happy that a man is abt to be killed without being so sure that he really committed the offence. I am really sad and i do have reservations abt the family of the deceased. If I am not wrong his body too has cuts. Was that put into consideration too. it simple means that he too survive what could have led to his death too. The development is sad but the truth needs to be revealed and justice dispense without gender sentiments.

Anonymous said...

Go and watch d pics of d dead girl and asked urself if somebody will cause such damage to herself even to d point of mutilating her own bdy .is it possible ? her bdy was mutilated based on d pic taken by eye witness before police arrived . if she stabbed herself who mutilated her bdy then?

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