The police have arrested the founder of Oduduwa University, Dr Rahmon Adedoyin, in connection with the murder of a master’s degree student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile Ife, Timothy Adegoke. This much was disclosed by the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode on Wednesday.
A statement signed by the command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said Adedoyin is also the chairman of Hilton Hotel and Resort, Ile Ife, where the deceased was said to have lodged upon his arrival from Abuja.
.According to the police, the suspect was arrested in connection with the death of an OAU student who came from Abuja to sit for his examination at the OAU distance learning centre, Moro, Osun State.
‘In addition to the six 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,’ the statement added.
The police commended the university’s management and family of the deceased for giving a chance to investigate the matter, promising that justice will be served.
It urged the public to continue to support the police and allow the security to conclude the ongoing investigation.
Meanwhile, the publisher of Street Journal,Mr Wole Arisekola has thanked the police for arresting the suspects linked to the murder of his cousin. He wrote on his Facebook page
“Thank you, Nigeria Police.
When I received a call about the unfortunate kidnap of one of my kin brothers last week, I did trust my instinct that the Nigeria Police would do a good job. I don’t know what makes me think as such. The good news is the Osun State Police Command did not disappoint.
They have been able to arrest all the suspects, but the bad news is my brother has been brutally murdered, his body part mutilated/removed in what looks like a ritual killing. And he was buried in a shallow grave near the hotel he lodged in Ile-Ife.
Adegoke Timothy Oludare was an MBA student at Obafemi Awolowo University. Last week, he traveled to OAU from Abuja for a weekend lecture and was kidnapped and murdered in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
The intriguing part of the story is that he was not kidnapped from the airport as earlier insinuated; he was killed in the hotel where he lodged. The Hilton and Resorts Hotel where he lodged belong to Mr. Rahaman Adedoyin (Maye of Ife), the owner of Oduduwa University in Ile-Ife.
Initially, when we approached the hotel to ask about him, they denied that he was their guest for the weekend. The owner of the hotel (Adedoyin) vehemently dismissed Timothy. However, upon police investigation, the Police established that Timothy paid for the hotel and lodged there for the night. Also, they located his mutilated corpse wrapped in a blood-soaked blanket/bed sheet belonging to the hotel and buried in a shallow grave near the hotel.
Currently, Police have arrested six people, including the hotel owner, for this gruesome murder”