The Managing Director of Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Raheem Adedoyin, who is a prime suspect in the murder of Timothy Adegoke, an MBA student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun has not been arrested, SaharaReporters has learnt.
Timothy's brother, Olugbade Adegoke, confirmed this to SaharaReporters on Wednesday morning while reacting to a report that the Nigeria Police Force charged the owner of the Hotel, Dr Ramon Adedoyin, and six others to an Abuja High Court.
He also revealed that the matter on the mysterious death of his brother at the hotel on November 6, 2021, was yet to be charged to court.
According to some reports, Adedoyin through his lawyer, Abiodun Williams, in a statement on Tuesday, and six others charged which include Adedeji Adesola, 23, Magdalene Chiefuna, 24, Adeniyi Aderogba, 37, Oluwale Lawrence, 37, Oyetunde Kazeem, 38, Adebayo Kunle, 35 and others still at large.
One of Adedoyin’s lawyers, Abiodun Williams, had said the legal team expected the development as it was an indication that the police had concluded their investigations which also signified the beginning of the legal battle to prove and establish the innocence of the accused persons.
Williams said, “At least the charges have now cleared Adedoyin of the grievous allegations of murder and ritual killing peddled against him; thus setting the stage for him and all the suspects to prove their innocence before the court.
“We will like to restate, most emphatically, that Adedoyin ought not to have been dragged into this case in the first place. We will, therefore, leave the rest to the court to decide according to the proof of evidence placed before it.
“Hopefully, the media, especially the online blogs and those sponsoring lies and rumours, will stop their unfounded allegations and allow the court to dispense justice to all those involved according to the facts and evidence adduced.”
Reacting, Olugbade said, "That report is being sponsored by Dr Rahman Adedoyin's lawyer because I can tell you that Raheem Adedoyin has not been arrested. He is still at large; so the case has not been charged to court. The case will soon be charged to court, but not yet.”