Man (26) charged with murder of Ademola Giwa in Tallaght

John Titiloye replied ‘not guilty’ when charged at Dublin District Court on Friday morning

Gardaí arrested the accused in Dundalk, Co. Louth on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gardaí arrested the accused in Dundalk, Co. Louth on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

 

A man has been remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of Ademola Giwa in Tallaght, Dublin earlier this week.

John Titiloye (26), who replied “not guilty” when charged, appeared at Dublin District Court on Friday morning.

Mr Giwa (25) was stabbed in the neck during a row at around 7.15pm on Tuesday in the Mac Uilliam Road area.

Gardaí responded to reports of an altercation and found Mr Giwa seriously injured. He was taken to Tallaght University Hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead a short time later. A man in his 50s also suffered non-life threatening injuries in the incident.

Gardaí arrested the accused in Dundalk, Co Louth on Wednesday and he was taken to Tallaght Garda station, where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Mr Titiloye, of Mac Uilliam Crescent, Tallaght, was charged on Thursday night and held pending his appearance before Judge Brian O’Shea at Dublin District Court on Friday.

He replied “not guilty” when charge was put to him in the station, the court was told*. Mr Titiloye did not address the court during Friday’s hearing, which was attended by members of Mr Giwa’s family.

Defence barrister John Griffin, instructed by Tallaght solicitor Pádraig O’Donovan, made an application for legal aid to be assigned to the accused.

He told Judge O’Shea that Mr Titiloye was not in receipt of an income and was supported by his parents. The request was granted and Judge O’Shea remanded Mr Titiloye in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court next Thursday.

Mr Giwa, a fitness instructor who played with Marks Celtic football club as a teenager, grew up in Tallaght and lived with his family at Mac Uilliam Parade.

*This article was amended on August 13th, 2021