- The National Association of Nigerian Students has expressed deep concern over the treatment being given to Hiltons Hotel's owner at the police custody
- The association reportedly disclosed that Dr Rahman Adedoyin, the hotel owner is being given special treatment by the Force
- Following this new revelation, the association stated further that a recent audio leaked recording indicates that he is well relaxed
Osun state- The National Association of Nigerian Students has alleged that the owner of Hiltons Hotels and Resorts, Dr Rahman Adedoyin, is enjoying a preferential treatment in the custody of the Osun State Police Command.
The Punch reports that the apex students’ association in the country while reacting to a recent audio recording released by Adedoyin while in police net showed that he is being accorded luxury.
In a statement released on Tuesday, November 23, NANS sent a note of warning to everyone involved in the investigation that the association will stop at nothing to expose and fight anyone irrespective of their social class or status, trying to pervert the cause of investigation or justice for the death of the student.
The statement signed by NANS President, Sunday Asefon, was titled, ‘Timothy Adegoke murder: NANS calls for transparency and justice, irrespective of how highly placed are the perpetrators’.
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The statement reads in part:
“We equally frown upon the audio making the round where a principal suspect in the murder, the Chief Executive Officer of Hilton Hotel Dr. Rahman Adedoyin appears to be making a statement denying his involvement in the murder.
“We berate the luxury accorded Dr. Rahman Adedoyin to have access to his phone, make a video recording and share it while in the custody of the Nigerian Police Force. We believe this luxury is exclusive and couldn’t have accorded of murder suspect of a lower social class.
“Given the enormity of material evidence against the suspect, staff, and management of Hilton Hotel, we advise that law enforcement agents must fight any temptation to accord the suspect preferential treatment or third-party influence which may pervert the cause of justice.”
Asefon also said he has constituted a three-man NANS Committee to follow up with the investigation into the death of Adegoke and brief the secretariat on development in real-time.
The statement added:
“Our prayers, condolences, and solidarity go to the family as they navigate this hard time. We pray God will grant them justice which will serve as the foundation for their healing.”
Meanwhile, the Osun State Police Command has said it is probing the release of an audio recording made by the prime suspect.
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