Finally, UTH conducts autopsy on late OAU post-graduate student; as Police launches manhunt for Adedoyin’s son

Osun University Teaching Hospital (UTH), on Monday, conducted autopsy on the late Timothy Adegoke, a post-graduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the autopsy, scheduled for 11:00 am., did not commence until 2:30 pm., due to late arrival of the deceased’s family and other logistics.


The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Yemisi Opalola, had, on Sunday, told NAN that the autopsy was delayed because the deceased’s family insisted on being part of the process.


Opalola, however, said that the autopsy would now be carried out today (Monday) at Osun University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.

Finally, UTH conducts autopsy on late OAU post-graduate student; as Police launches manhunt for Adedoyin’s son
Finally, UTH conducts autopsy on late OAU post-graduate student; as Police launches manhunt for Adedoyin’s son

It was learnt that the family of the deceased presented a pathologist to be part of the autopsy process, while the police pathologist and the investigating police officer (IPO) for the case were all witnesses to the autopsy process.


The autopsy, which was conducted by a UTH Consultant Pathologist, Dr Waheed Oluogun, was concluded at 6:30 pm.

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Oluogun, however, said that the result of the autopsy would take two to three weeks to be ready.


The pathologist also said that by the time the result is ready, it would only be made available to the police.


The deceased’s family, through their counsel, Mr Naheem Adekilekun, said that comments on the autopsy would be made after the result was out.

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Adekilekun appealed to the police to prosecute the case without fear or favour to any person(s) found culpable.


NAN reports that Adegoke was said to have travelled to Osun State to sit for an examination at OAU Distance Learning Centre, Moro, Ife North Local Government Area of the state, when he was declared missing on Nov. 7.


The remains of the deceased were later reportedly evacuated from a forest on Ede/Ife road by the police.


The police said that six suspects, said to be staff members of Hilton Hotels and Resort, Ile-Ife, and the owner, Ramon Adedoyin, were arrested by the police after investigation revealed that the late Adegoke checked into the facility before he was declared missing.


Moreso, the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Wale Olokode, on Monday said one of the suspects held in connection with the death of Timothy Adegoke, had confessed that son of the owner of Hiltons Hotels and Resorts, Ile-Ife, Roheem Adedoyin, arranged how the corpse was evacuated and taken to the bush.

The police boss said Roheem, who is the Managing Director of the hotel where the late Adegoke reportedly died, organised how the corpse was evacuated from the facility and buried without informing the police.


Featuring on a radio programme, ‘Frank Talk’ monitored on Rave FM, Osogbo, Olokode, however said Roheem is on the run, adding that in the course of police investigation into the matter, detectives were able to discover where the corpse was buried.


He said, “One of the suspects confessed that the MD is the son of Dr Ramon Adedoyin, his name is Roheem Adedoyin who is now at large. He also confessed that he (Roheem) organised the corpse to be thrown into a bush. The MD along with two managers took the corpse to the bush.


“None of the staff members informed the police. It was the report of the missing person that made the anti-kidnapping team who then discovered through their meticulous investigation and traced the so-called missing person to that hotel and then traced the corpse, where it was found.”


Olokode also denied knowledge of the audio recording by Adedoyin where he pleaded his innocence while in police custody, and assured stakeholders the autopsy’s report will guide the police in their investigation.


Meanwhile, family members of late Adegoke have asked the police to explain their role in the reported preferential treatment being accorded the owner of the hotels, Mr Ramon Adedoyin, in their custody.


Adekilekun, who made the demand while addressing journalists at the premises of the Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, on Monday, said the police must assure all concerned that justice would be served.


He also demanded an inquiry into the circumstances that led to the production of an audio by Adedoyin, where he denied involvement in the death of the late Adegoke, despite claim by the police that he was in their custody.

His statement read in parts, “The police need to clear the air on the reported preferential and VIP treatments being accorded the owner of the hotel, Mr Rahman Adedoyin.


“This is already in the public domain and for the sake of fairness and assurance of justice, the police need to speak up on this.


“We have also watched with dismay, the various attempts to confuse members of the public with endless statements bordering on the ‘innocence’ of the chairman and founder of the hotel, Rahman Adedoyin.


“We would rather prefer that all the suspects await their days in court to prove their innocence instead of the resort to the use of the media to appeal to sentiments.”

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