Akolade Arowolo, a pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has been sentenced to death by hanging for the murder of his banker wife, Titilayo by Nigerian law court headed by Justice Lateefat Okunu of the Ikeja High Court.
His wife Titilayo worked with Skye bank, evidence was presented which proved that Arowolo actually murdered his wife in their matrimonial home.
Pathologist test show that the deceased was stabbed to death. Autopsy report revealed that Titilayo was killed through 76 knife stab wounds.
When the judgment was pronounce, Arowolo fell down in the dock and started shouting “Jesus have mercy.”
The Pastor, claim his wife was possessed by spirit husband and inflicted injuries on herself. He said the knife wounds affected Titilayo’s left eye, right eye, upper chest area, right chest and collar bone.
Prof. Obafunwa pointed out in his testimony that the deceased could not have cause such wounds on herself. To further prove its case, prosecution invited some of Titilayo’s family members who testified that Arowolo and Titilayo had always had a troubled marriage.
The family members are Titilayo’s father, George Oyakhire; sister, Ijeh and mother-in-law, Mrs Adetoun Yeside Oyakhire. The three witnesses testified that the couple lived a cat and rat life style.