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Breaking: Death Of OAU Student: Court Denies Bail Application Of Hilton Hotel Owner, Adedoyin, Six Others



The bail request made by Dr. Ramon Adegoke Adedoyin, the founder of Oduduwa University in Ile-Ife, Osun State, has been declined by Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo, the State Capital.

The Chief Judge of Osun state, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo, after listening to Kunle Adegoke, the lead counsel for the defendant, declined to grant the prayer urging the court to grant his client bail on health ground.

Adedoyin had in an application filed along with a fundamental rights enforcement suit, prayed the court to admit him to bail pending the determination of the charges.

But, Justice Adepele-Ojo declined bail applications brought before it by Adedoyin and six of his hotel workers over the murder of Timothy Adegoke OAU’s postgraduate student.

Delivering a ruling on the applications, Chief Justice Adepele Ojo said the defendant’s medical conditions are not too serious to be attended to by the correction service.

She added that the defendants have failed to prove that the correction service did not have adequate facilities to take care of their medical issues.

According to her, the nature of the offences preferred against the defendants demands that the court be cautious in granting such bail applications.

The owner of Hilton hotel and Resorts and six others are facing trial over alleged complicity in the murder of Timothy Adegoke, a Master student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife.

Other defendants are: ,Adedeji Adesola (23), Magdalene Chiefuna (24), Adeniyi Aderogba (37), Oluwale Lawrence (37), Oyetunde Kazeem (38), Adebayo Kunle (35).

They were arraigned on 11 count charges bothering on conspiracy, unlawful killing, attempt to commit felony to wit killing, dumping of remains of Adegoke inside bush, improper and indecent interference with the body of the deceased.

The defendants were alleged to have dumped the body of Adegoke, his laptop and mobile phone inside bush to cover up that the deceased did not sleep in Hilton hotel.

They were also alleged to have altered the receipt number 9316 to cover up that the deceased did not pay to the hotel.

The defendants had earlier pleaded not guilty to the allegations leveled against them by the police during their arraignment last week.

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