Akolade Arowolo’s Trial Update 2013: “My Wife & I Made Love For 2 Hours On The Day She Died”

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March 30, 2013 – Akolade Arowolo’s Trial Update 2013: “My Wife & I Made Love For 2 Hours On The Day She Died”

Alleged wife killer Mr Akolade Arowolo who was accused of stabbing his banker wife, Titilayo Arowolo to death during an argument on the 24th of June 2011 has resumed trial.

31-year-old Akolade Arowolo who denied ever killing his wife said he and his deceased wife had sex for 2 hours and kissed on the same day she died.

He added that the activity signified that they (couple) had a cordial relationship before her demise. Akolade, who said his wife died on his 30th birthday, explained that although the marriage was good, it was not without its challenges.

He said, “That day she died was my birthday. I see birthdays as a new year in one’s life and I usually pray at the early hours of that day. I prayed till 3am but was woken by my wife’s kiss. We had sex for almost two hours and it was very good as we hadn’t done such in a while.

“We later prayed and talked about how we could improve on our relationship as well as business opportunities.”

Akolade said he only slapped his wife once throughout their three-year marriage, adding that their marriage was not a violent one as alleged.

Akolade, while being led in evidence by the defence counsel, Olanrewaju Ajanaku, told an Ikeja High Court on Thursday that he met his wife at Lagos State University in 2005 while he was taking classes for a postgraduate degree.

He said they grew close and became good friends and he got her pregnant in 2008 and they got married in November that year.

He said, “We were great friends and lovers but that is not to say that we didn’t have challenges. In the course of our relationship, there were times people commended us because we knew how to counsel people.

“We were everywhere together and I took her to work on many occasions while sometimes, I would leave the car for her to take to work while I would use public transport. Our challenges were like those of many young couples. We disagreed on many things.

“For example, a few months before our daughter, Olamide, was born, we were making plans for the baby when she demanded N500, 000 to buy all necessary things. I told her I didn’t have that much on me and she should accept N100, 000 but she refused and left for her parents’ home.”

Akolade described his wife as hot-tempered adding that she always flared up whenever she could not have her way, earning her the nickname, Thatcher.

He said a few months into the marriage, he noticed that his wife’s attitude had changed and he sought advice from a friend who told him to leave the house whenever there was an argument. He said one day, his wife got him very angry and he slapped her only once.

He said, “One Friday, I went for a vigil but did not come back the following morning. I went to stay with a friend because I wanted my wife to miss me. However I started missing her and I went back home that same day. On getting home, I met a man in the house whom my wife identified as her colleague. The man left immediately after.

“I went through her phone and noticed that she had called her father, George Oyakhire, an ex-boyfriend of hers and an unidentified number. Later, I asked her why she didn’t call me when I did not come home but she said she did not have airtime. I then asked her that where did she then get airtime to call the three people I noticed on her phone.

“She flared up and said I should never go through her phone again. She then started to call her ex-boyfriend in my presence. I got angry, grabbed her phone and smashed it against the wall. She took my phone and smashed it as well, so I slapped her. She immediately left the house and went to her parents’ place.”

He said his wife was also secretive and had even confessed to having an abortion without his consent adding that the abortion later led to menstrual complications.

Akolade, who claimed to be an ordained pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, said he was not jobless as reported but was an auditor and had even worked on big government contracts.

He maintained that his wife had on numerous occasions left him to be with her parents sometimes for months.

Justice Lateefa Okunnu adjourned the matter till May 22, 2013, for further hearing, standing down the case after Akolade broke down and could not continue with his testimony.

[Report by Eniola Akinkuotu PUNCH]

15 thoughts on “Akolade Arowolo’s Trial Update 2013: “My Wife & I Made Love For 2 Hours On The Day She Died”

  1. So what actually led to her death na? D dead can,t talk no defend themselves but only d living can. Mr Akolade rember that God sits on his throne and watches. So no matter what,knw dat if u speak d truth,believe me it shall set u free. No matter how volatile ur wife was.couldn,t have led to the issue of death. Pls ensure u free ur conscience for the rest of life thats only if u wish.

  2. This is a pathetic testimony, no one can rilli tell what lead to her death but one thing is certain, there is a judge who is seated on d Throne, He is above all judges and him alone sees the heart of all men!!!!!!!!

  3. How I wish I could come out to testify to this Akolade. That could be of help anyway. I was born a muslim but you preached to convert me back in Unilag and now today, I am enjoying the line you have put me through. I wish God could give me the grace to witness at the court about your past before marriage and during the marriage when you ran to my house in Ikorodu that you were punishing your wife. Truly I advised you to go back and stay with your family the following since she didn’t call you. I cant believe I am crying while writing this but I pray to God to vindicate you.
    I cant say a lot here now but I pray to have the grace to show up at the court.

  4. WELL , YOUR RELIGION SAID YOU SHOULD NOT DIVORCE , AND MARRIAGE IS FOR LIFE, NOW YOU KILLED YOUR WIFE, AND NOW YOU ARE GOING BE JAILED FOR LIFE. THEREFORE YOU HAVE BOTH MADE IT FOR LIFE. YOU SCORE 010 , NO WINNER, BUT YOU ARE BOTH A LOOSER

    NEXT TIME, YOU WILL MAKE IT BETTER, AND NOT FOLLOW THE OLD LAW THAT WAS OUTDATED,

    AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DUMP ANY PARTNER THAT GIVES YOU HELL,

    YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THAT , NOTHING LAST FOR EVER, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO MAKE IT FOR LIFE ,

    MARRIAGE IS A DANGEROUS GAME, SOMETIMES IT LAST FOR LONG, AND IT MAY BE FOR JUST A SHORT PERIOD.

    • ms ohio i hv read ur writeups on many issues and im ashamed on most of ur contributions. u said that divorce is the answer to any troublesome marriage.that the law ‘DO NOT DIVORCE’ Is outdated.Remember that u ar contending with GOD who says ‘I HATE DIVORCE’.The4 mind ur words.cos 1 day u will marry.

  5. All protocols observed, i still stronglty beleive that the principle and theory of divorce has not really been undeerstood by average Nigerian xtians, well many of which dont even read the bible but their pastors.

    That said, Divorce is a very serious issue which the church should revisit vis a vis our current situation, had these couple divorced, Titilayo could still be alive and Akolade could yet remain a free man.

    Which is better, divorce, be free but be stigmatised by the ‘church’ or stay put, be killed like titilayo or die of fraustration and or heartattack like many others that we can not mention here for want of space.

    Ask Mrs Okunnu, the Judge on this case, how many such terible stories she had handled in the past, yes some may not even be murder, but what about terrible physical injuries, acid bath, stabbings etc.

    I still support divorce, if it cant work, let it go. if a party in the marriage is tired and the other party wants to tie him or her down, it could result to this ugly situation, Arowolo is not the looser, neither is Titilayo the looser, the real looser is their daugther, the poor girl would live her life feeling miserable with the knowledge that her father killed her mother and her father was sentenced to death.

    When she is of age what will she tell her suitors, what will the guys family say, shes been made an Osu in a mordern day.

    The poor girl is the eternal looser, she need a strong phsycologist to manage her and a lot of prayers as she grows.

    Divorce is not as bad as murder, God is not man. God would not keep you in hell on earth in the name of marriage, stop deceiving people with wrong doctrine.if it cannot work let it go please let it go.

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