Court Sentences Oduduwa University Founder, Adedoyin, to Death by Hanging over Murder of OAU Student

Court Sentences Oduduwa University Founder, Adedoyin, to Death by Hanging over Murder of OAU Student

  • An Osun businessman and hotelier, Ramon Adedoyin, has been sentenced to death over the 2021 mysterious murder of a student of the OAU, Ile Ife, Mr Timothy Adegoke
  • Justice Adepele Ojo, Osun Chief Judge, who handled the case, said Adedoyin, who is also the founder of Oodua University, Ile Ife, is to be hanged
  • Adedoyin, the owner of Oduduwa University, also owns The Polytechnic, Ile-Ife and the Hilton Hotel, Ife, where Adegoke was reportedly killed

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The owner of the Hilton Hotel, Dr Rahmon Adedoyin, and six staff have been found guilty of the death of a master's student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, identified simply as Timothy Adegoke.

The court, in a ruling on Tuesday, May 30, found Adedoyin and three of his staff guilty of murder and conspiracy. Adedoyin has been sentenced to death by hanging.

OAU, Ile Ife, Timothy Adegoke
Court sentences Rahmon Adedoyin to death by hanging over Adegoke's death. Photo credit: Sunkanmi Bello, Temilola Kofoworola Sobola, BBC News Pidgin
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The court's verdict on Timothy Adegoke's murder

The judgement, presided over by the chief judge of Osun state, Justice Oyebola Ojo, held that circumstantial evidence confirmed Adedoyin, with his staff, killed Adegoke and tried to conceal the situation, The Nation reported.

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As further reported by Vanguard, Justice Ojo said the owner of the hotel and two of his workers, based on the circumstances of the case established by the prosecuting counsel, Femi Falana (SAN), are found culpable of conspiracy to commit murder and unlawful killing of the deceased.

Timothy Adegoke: Court remands Adedoyin in prison over OAU student’s death

Meanwhile, Prince Rahman Adedoyin and six other suspects were on Thursday, March 3, remanded in prison by an Osun state high court sitting in Osogbo over the controversial death of Timothy Adegoke, an OAU student.

The last place Adegoke was said to have lodged before his demise was Hilton Hotel, Ile-Ife, Osun, owned and chaired by Prince Adedoyin.

The court's verdict on Adedoyin and other suspects was read during a sitting presided over by Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo.

Pandemonium rocks UNIBEN as gunmen kill final year student in hostel

In another development, the University of Benin was struck with tragedy following the demise of a final-year student.

Reports say the student was shot dead in his hostel when unknown gunmen invaded the premises.

Meanwhile, the Edo state police command said the deceased's demise was cult-related, as he was shot dead by a rival cult.


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