- The case against the owner of Hilton Hotels Hotels and Resorts chief Rahmon Adedoyin has been suspended by the police
- This latest development was made known by the force to an Abuja High Court on Monday and confirmed by one of the counsels for the defendants
- Meanwhile, the OAU student died in controversial circumstances where he lodged at the hotel to sit for an examination
The Nigeria Police Force has withdrawn a case against the owner of Hotels and Resorts, Ile-Ife, Rahmon Adedoyin; and six others charged with the murder of Timothy Adegoke, who died at the hotel on November 6, 2021.
The Punch reports that the police told an Abuja High Court on Monday, February 7, that the force wished to discontinue all proceedings in the murder case for further investigation.
In a Notice of Discontinuation of Charge No.CR/015/2022 brought pursuant to Section 108 of Administration of Criminal Act 2015’, on February 7, 2022, the police told the court to discontinue the matter.
The notice reads:
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"Take notice that the complainant discontinue all of the proceedings in this case against the above named defendants for further investigation,” said Ochogwu Ogbeh of the Legal and Prosecution Section of the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Abuja."
One of the counsels for the defendants, Yusuf Alli (SAN), confirmed the development to the newspaper on Tuesday, February 8.
OAU student murder: NANS cries out, says Hilton Hotel owner enjoys preferential treatment in police custody
Legit.ng had previously reported that the National Association of Nigerian Students has alleged that the owner of Hiltons Hotels and Resorts, Dr Rahman Adedoyin, is enjoying preferential treatment in the custody of the Osun State Police Command.
It was reported the apex students’ association in the country while reacting to a recent audio recording released by Adedoyin while in the 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, trying to pervert the cause of investigation or justice for the death of the student.
Police identify who killed missing vanguard reporter, Tordue Salem
In another report, the police have revealed how missing Vanguard reporter, Tordue Henry Salem, who was recently found dead barely one month after his disappearance, died.
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.