- Dr Ramon Adedoyin, the owner of the private varsity in Ile-Ife, Oduduwa University, has been arrested by the police
- The wealthy businessman was arrested in connection with the killing of a postgraduate student of OAU, Timothy Adegoke, at his hotel
- The police command in Osun state confirmed Adedoyin's arrest and vowed to ensure anyone found guilty of the Adegoke's murder is brought to book
Osun - Dr Ramon Adedoyin, the founder of Oduduwa University and the Polytechnic, Ile-Ife, has been arrested by the police over the death of Timothy Adegoke, a postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).
But nothing was heard of Adegoke, who reportedly lodged in Hilton Hotel until he was declared missing on Sunday, November 7 and later found dead.
Six persons arrested
The spokesman of the Osun state police command, Yemisi Opalola, said six suspects have been arrested in connection to the student’s death.
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Opalola confirmed that Adedoyin who owns the hotel has been arrested as well.
The police spokesperson said Adedoyin is currently in police detention, undergoing interrogation in connection with the case while awaiting the autopsy report from the hospital, Nigerian Tribune reported.
Osun police commissioner reacts
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, Olawale Olokode thanked members of the public, the bereaved family, students, and management of OAU for their patience to allow the police to do a thorough investigation on the matter.
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Olokode promised that the police is committed to ensuring that justice is done.
He noted that anyone found culpable in the investigation will be brought to justice no matter how highly placed in the country.
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According to the authorities, the journalist was killed by a hit-and-run driver identified as Itoro Clement.
CP Frank Mba, the Force spokesman, confirmed the development on Friday, November 12.