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Court remands Rahman Adedoyin, six others over death of Timothy Adegoke 

A HIGH Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, on Thursday, remanded Rahman Adedoyin, the Chairman of Hilton Hotel, Ile-Ife, Osun State and six other suspects over the death of Timothy Adegoke an MBA student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, the state.


This is pending the determination of his bail application.


The hotel was said to be the last known place that Timothy Adegoke lodged prior to his death.


Adegoke died under suspicious circumstances at the hotel and has since been buried, had arrived Ile-Ife to write his examination and lodged in the hotel before his untimely death.


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


Adedoyin was arraigned together with six of his hotel workers, including Adedeji Adesola, Magdalene Chiefuna, Adeniyi Aderogba, Oluwale Lawrence, Oyetunde Kazeem and Adebayo Kunle.


They were docked on 11 counts charge bordering on conspiracy, murder, altering of evidence, felony, indecent interference with the deceased’s body among others.


Counsel to Adedoyin, Mr K. Eleja, SAN, while moving his bail application said he relied on his written address and the medical report issued by the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, as well as Asokoro District hospital in seeking the court’s permission to admit the defendant to bail.  


Also, counsel to other defendants, Mr Kunle Adegoke, SAN, while moving application for bail of his clients, said the affidavits and exhibits before the court speak for itself and adopted the written address.


He added that the court has discretionary power to admit the defendants to bail and urged it to exercise it in favour of his client, considering that their sureties have deposed to affidavit to ensure they do not jump bail.


However, Adegoke urged the court to grant a short adjournment to allow him file bail application for the seventh defendant, Adesola Adedeji, who was newly included as defendant in the matter after the charge was amended 24 hours ago.


Prosecution counsel, M. Omosun did not object to the application for adjournment.


Chief Judge Adepele Oyebola-Ojo in granting the application for adjournment ruled that the defendant be remanded in Ilesa correctional custody till Friday, March 4, 2022 to allow the application to be moved.


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