Man charged with Ademola  murder sent forward for trial
Gardai at the scene in MacUilliam last August

Man charged with Ademola murder sent forward for trial

A MAN charged with murder following the stabbing of Ademola Giwa in Tallaght last year has been sent forward for trial to the Central Criminal Court reports Tom Tuite.

Mr Giwa, aged 25, was stabbed in the neck during a row at around 7.15 pm on August 10 in the Mac Uilliam Road area.

Gardai responded to reports before he was rushed to nearby Tallaght Hospital, but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

John Titiloye, 26, of Mac Uilliam Crescent, Tallaght, was charged with his murder and was remanded in custody on August 13.

He appeared again on Thursday via video-link at Cloverhill District Court.

Detective Garda Michael McGrath served the prosecution’s book of evidence which defence solicitor Padraig O’Donovan accepted on his client’s behalf.

Judge Patricia Cronin noted the Director of Public Prosecutions consented to Mr Titiloye being sent forward for trial to the Central Criminal Court.

She granted the return for trial order and told the accused he must notify the prosecution within 14 days if he has an alibi.

Ademola Giwa

The judge also ordered gardai to hand over copies of video interviews to the defence.

She also acceded to Mr O’Donovan’s request to grant legal aid to include senior counsel representation in the trial. The solicitor said his client was unemployed.

A date for his next hearing has not yet been set.

The solicitor explained to the accused that his case would be listed in the Central Criminal Court before the end of the court legal term, and consultations would be arranged.

He was remanded in continuing custody.

The District Court does not have the jurisdiction to consider bail in murder cases, which requires an application in the High Court.

The accused remained silent during the hearing on Thursday.

At his first hearing last August, the district court heard Mr Titiloye replied “not guilty” when gardai charged him.

As a teenager, Mr Giwa, a fitness instructor, played with Marks Celtic football club. He grew up in the community and lived with his family at Mac Uilliam Parade.

Gardai arrested the accused in Dundalk, Co Louth, a day after Mr Giwa’s death.

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