A Pastor with The Redeem Christian Church Of God ( RCCG ) identified as Akolade Arowolo who stabbed wife seventy six times sentence to death.
Mr Akolade Arowolo who is a youth pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), was sentenced to death by hanging for the murder of his wife Titilayo who is a banker.
Mrs Titilayo Arowolo was a staff of Skye bank, whilst her husband was employed.
Mr Arowolo Conviction took place at the High Court in Ikeja after the prosecuting counsel presented enough evidence to proof his crime, his sentencing was pronounced by Justice Lateefat Okunu.
Justice Lateefat Okunu handed sentence Pastor Arowolo to death. After Justice Okunu was presented with evidence that proves that Pastor Arowolo killed his wife over three hours judgement.
Prof. John Oladapo Obafunwa, a pathologist presented a forensic report .
Immediately after the judgment, Arowolo fell down in the dock and started shouting “Jesus have mercy.” PM News reports that Prof Obafunwa testified that his autopsy report revealed that Titilayo was killed through 76 knife stab wounds.
There were claims by Pastor Arowolo, suggesting that his wife was possessed and inflicted injuries on herself. He noted that the knife wounds affected Titilayo’s left eye, right eye, upper chest area, right chest and collar bone.
Forensic report from Prof Obafunwa showed that there is no way Mrs Titilayo Arowolo could have inflicted such wounds on herself.
The prosecuting counsel invited Titilayo’s family members of the deceased who testified that Arowolo and Titilayo had always had a troubled marriage.
Some of family members included Titilayo’s father, George Oyakhire; sister, Ijeh and mother-in-law, Mrs Adetoun Yeside Oyakhire.
They all testify that the couple lived a unhealthy relationship of which families had on several occasions had settled serious fights between them. None of the witnesses however saw what actually happened on the day Titilayo died
The couple co-tenant, Adewale Adeyemi also gave evidence in the case.
Pastor Arowolo’s parents who spoke, said their child isn’t incapable of murder.