Lawyer Not Satisfied With Position Of Police On Adegoke’s Murder 

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Richard Ginika Izuora

Counsel to family of late Timothy Adegoke who was allegedly murdered in Hilton Hotel and Resorts, Ile Ife, has raised some posers with regard to certain actions not yet taken by the Police in the matter.

The lawyer Kayode Ajulo, felt that the Police should have declared the Managing Director of the hotel, Raheem Adedotun wanted.

Adegoke, until his death was doing his Masters degree at the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU.

He reportedly lodged in the hotel and went missing thereafter but his body was said to have been exhumed from a shallow grave in the bush not very far from the hotel some days after.

Autopsy was carried out on his corpse on Monday and the result is still being awaited.

Ajulo in a statement on Thursday said since the Police had found out that the MD supervised the evacuation of the corpse from the hotel, they ought to have declared him wanted.

He also said the MD’s father who is the owner of the hotel, Dr Rahman Adedoyin and other suspects ought to have been charged to court because he was already in Police detention.

Ajulo said in the statement, “Of more interest is the intriguing statement made by the Osun State Commissioner of Police, wherein Dr Rahman Adedoyin’s son, Raheem Adedoyin was identified as the one who dumped the corpse of the late Timothy Adegoke in the bush.

“While we welcome this development with keen interest, one would readily expect the Nigerian Police to immediately declare the said Raheem Adedoyin wanted for this ignominious, monstrous and gruesome acts, but what still befuddles the minds of those who care to know is that up till the time of this piece, the Nigerian Police, particularly the Osun State Police Command has failed to do so; for reasons best known to them.

“While one wonders whether the labelling of Raheem Adedoyin as a prime suspect is a game plan to unclamp Dr. Rahman Adedoyin, a panoptic appraisal of the whole saga will reveal nothing more than an attempt by some dark sections to allow glittering externalities to subvert the core of genuine probing and discreet investigations in the guise to pervert the cause of justice which we shall definitely refute.

“Now that the Police know so much, it is time to start asking more questions: Why has Raheem Adedoyin not been declared wanted and an intelligence team churned out to arrest him?

“Why would the hoteliers break into the Late Timothy Adegoke’s room on the first night when he actually paid for two nights at the hotel?

“Why have not the suspects been charged before a Court of Competent record as prescribed by the Constitution?

“Without doubt, it must be clear to those who still have eyes to see and a conscience which is alive, that the credibility of the Nigerian Police Force at such a crucial time like this depends in large measure on their handling of this present case where some persons have declared themselves as the untouchables!

“While we seek justice for the dead and respite for the deceased’s family, we take the liberty to maintain that Osun State Government owes our client and its people some explanations, as we also ask the Osun State Government: what are the requisites of issuance of hospitality license to some business concerns in the first place; perhaps several mishaps and misfortunes would have been aborted!

“As event unfolds, we are resolute on ensuring that justice is done and anyone found wanting will face the wrath of the law within the limits permissible by the law!”

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