Murdered Banker: Court Fines Defence Counsel for Delaying Proceedings.

An Ikeja High Court on Wednesday adjourned the adoption of final written addresses in the trial of Akolade Arowolo, who was charged with the murder of his wife, Titilayo, till Oct. 31.
The trial judge, Justice Lateefat Okunnu, also imposed a N10, 000 fine on Arowolo’s counsel, Mr Olarenwaju Ajanaku, for wasting the time of the court.
Okunnu said Ajanaku’s failure to file and regularise the defence processes was a setback to the speedy conclusion of the case.
Mrs Olabisi Ogungbesan, Director, Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions, also expressed dissatisfaction with the delay.
Ogungbesan said: “I am surprised that up till now, we have not been served with his written address.
“The charge of murder is a serious offence and we can only urge the court to give him a deadline.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Arowolo, 31, was charged to court for allegedly stabbing his wife, a banker, to death.