Update: Police arrest popular hotel owner in connection with death of OAU master

Osun State Police Command has arrested the chairman of Hilton Hotel and Resort, Ile-Ife, Dr Ramon Adegoke Atobatele Adedoyin, in connection with the death of one Timothy Adegoke.


It will be recalled that Adegoke, a masters student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, was found dead few days after he was declared missing by his family.


It was gathered that Adegoke had travelled from Abuja to IIe-Ife on November 5 to take an examination at OAU Distance Learning Centre Moro Campus. 


Update: Police arrest popular hotel owner in connection with death of OAU master

The police earlier said that six persons have been arrested in connection with Adegoke’s death. 


A statement issued by the Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, through the command’s spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, on Wednesday, said that in addition to the previous arrest, Adedoyin was also arrested on 15th November, 2021.


The police boss said the suspect is currently in police detention, undergoing interrogation in connection with the case while awaiting the autopsy report from the hospital.


While thanking members of the public, especially the bereaved family, students, and management of OAU for their patience to allow the police to continue on a thorough investigation on the matter, Olokode reiterated the commitment of the state police command to ensure justice is done.


He noted that no matter the personality of the person involved in the case or how highly or lowly placed in the society if found culpable would be brought to justice.


He assured that updates on the case will be made public as the event unfold.