The Osun State Police Command has arrested the owner of the Hilton Hotel and Resort, Ile-Ife, Dr Ramon Adegoke Adedoyin, over the death of Timothy Adegoke, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Recall that security operatives had earlier arrested six persons in connection with the case after the reported death of Mr Timothy Adegoke.

Dr Adedoyin, who owns the Oduduwa University situated in Ipetumodu, Osun State, was arrested on Monday and is being interrogated alongside the other previously arrested suspects.


Timothy Adegoke, who had traveled from Abuja to write examinations in OAU, was declared missing early this month.

Reacting to the development in a statement on Wednesday, the Osun State Police PRO, Yemisi Opalola said; “Subsequent upon the earlier press release issued in respect of the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Timothy Adegoke; a Master’s degree student of OAU who came from Abuja to sit for his examination at the OAU distance learning centre, Moro, Osun State, the Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, psc wishes to update the general public that, in addition to the six (6) suspects earlier arrested, the chairman of Hilton Hotel and Resort, Ile-Ife, Dr Ramon Adegoke Atobatele Adedoyin was also arrested on 15th November, 2021.’’

“He is currently in police detention, undergoing interrogation in connection with the case, while awaiting the autopsy report from the hospital.

The Police PRO, who said security operatives are awaiting the autopsy report from the hospital, further reiterated the commitment of the state police command to ensure justice is done and assured that no matter the personality of the person involved in the case, if found culpable, such a person would be brought to justice.

He also assured that updates on the case would be made public as the event unfolds.

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