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Adedoyin, Oduduwa University Founder Arrested Over Death Of OAU MBA Student


By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

The Osun State Police Command has arrested the owner of Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Ile-Ife, Dr. Rahman Adegoke Adedoyin, over the death of a student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Mr Timothy Adegoke.

This was contained in a statement released by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, on Wednesday.

Adedoyin is also the founder of Oduduwa University, Ile Ife.

The statement reads: “Subsequent upon the earlier press release issued in respect of the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Timothy Adegoke; a masters degree student of OAU who came from Abuja to sit for his examination at the OAU distance learning centre, Moro, Osun State, the Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, wishes to update the general public that, in addition to the six (6) suspects earlier arrested, the chairman of Hilton Hotel and Resort, Ile-Ife, Dr Ramon Adegoke Atobatele Adedoyin was also arrested on 15th November, 2021.

“He is currently in police detention, undergoing interrogation in connection with the case, while awaiting the autopsy report from the hospital.

“While thanking members of the public, especially the bereaved family, students and management of OAU for their patience to allow the police continue on a thorough investigation on the matter, the CP reiterates the commitment of the state police command to ensure justice is done; no matter the personality of the person(s) involved in the case or how highly or lowly placed in the society; if found culpable.

“Meanwhile, further update on the case will be made public as event unfolds.”

It would be recalled that Adegoke, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) student of OAU, was earlier declared missing by his family.

He was said to have lodged in the Hilton Hotel located in Ife, a number of times between October 22 and November 5, 2021 and had also planned to stay from November 5th to November 7th, 2021.

But he was declared missing after he checked in at the hotel on Friday, November 5, 2021, preceding his examinations scheduled for Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7.



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