Court remands Adedoyin, six others in prison over OAU student’s death

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An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State capital, has remanded Rahman Adedoyin and six other suspects over the death of Timothy Adegoke.

The charges brought against Adedoyin are attempted felony, conspiracy, unlawful interference with Adegoke’s corpse, tampering with the hotel’s receipt and CCTV camera with the intent to destroy evidence that would prove that the victim visited the hotel.

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Charged alongside the hotel owner are Adedeji Adesola, Magdalene Chiefuna, Adeniyi Aderogba, Oluwale Lawrence, Oyetunde Kazeem, and Adebayo Kunle. Other defendants in the case are Raheem Adedoyin, son of the hotel owner, Esther Asifo, and Quadiri Moshood. All three are still at large.

All the defendants pleaded not guilty.

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Rahman Adedoyin is the Chairman of Hilton Hotel, Ile-Ife, Osun State, the last known place that Timothy Adegoke lodged prior to his death.

Adegoke, an MBA student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, died under suspicious circumstances at the hotel.

Adegoke, who has since been buried, had arrived Ile-Ife to write his examination and lodged in the hotel before meeting his death.

Adedoyin’s son, who is also a suspect, is still at large.

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