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Police Arrest University Proprietor Over Death Of Student

The Osun State police command has arrested Dr. Ramon Adedoyin, the founder of Oduduwa University and the Polytechnic, Ile-Ife, over the death of Timothy Adegoke, a master’s degree student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).

Adedoyin is also the chairman of Hilton Hotels, Ile-Ife. Reports say that Adegoke was in Ile-Ife from Abuja to sit for his examination at the OAU distance learning centre, Moro, Osun state on November 5. But nothing was heard of Adegoke, who reportedly lodged in Hilton Hotel until he was declared missing on November 7 and subsequently found dead. Spokesman of the Osun State police command, Yemisi Opalola, said six suspects have been arrested in connection to the student’s death.

In a statement,Opalola said Adedoyin, who owns the hotel has been arrested as well. The police spokesperson said Adedoyin is currently in police detention, undergoing interrogation in connection with the case while awaiting the autopsy report from the hospital. Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, Olawale Olokode thanked 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. He promised that the police is committed to ensuring that justice is done. He noted that anyone found culpable in the investigation will be brought to justice no matter how highly placed in the country.