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Witness’ ill health stalls Arowolo’s trial


LAGOS — Further hearing into the trial of Akolade Arowolo, accused of killing his banker wife, Titilayo Omozoje was yesterday stalled as the second defence witness was said to be ill.

Informing the court of the absence of the witness, Arowolo’s counsel, Mr. Olanrewaju Ajanaku said that he was not aware of the sickness of the witness until Monday when he was informed that she was down with malaria.
Ajanaku, told the Court, presided over by Justice Lateefa Okunnu, that the witness was in court at the last adjourned date, which showed that she is prepared for the matter.

However, justice Okunnu, asked the defence counsel not to delay the trial, as he ought to have gotten the three other witnesses ready, to give their testimony.

The prosecution counsel, M. A. Balogun, subsequently asked for a cost against the defendant, which was not granted by the court.

Justice Okunnu, thereby adjourned the case till January 22, 2013.


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