Hilton Hotel: New Twist As Lawyer Says LG Workers Buried Slain OAU Student On Police Directive
The investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death and burial of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) student, Timothy Adegoke, took a twist on Saturday following an allegation that the deceased was buried by workers of the Ife Central Local Government with the consent of the police.
Abiodun Williams, counsel to the detained Chairman of Hilton Hotel and Resorts, Ramon Adegoke, now wants the police to widen the scope of their investigation to cover this allegation.
Williams, in a November 26,2021 petition to the Osun State Police Commissioner, claimed that some people working close to where the corpse was dumped reported the matter to the LG authorities who, in turn, contacted the police to seek their consent for burial.
The police subsequently granted the request, Williams said.
He said: “You will recall that some of the suspects in your custody allegedly confessed to dumping the corpse of late Mr Timothy Adegoke in the bush, they did not admit to burying him. You will equally recall that during the interview you granted to Rave 97.1 FM Radio on the 22nd day of November 2021, there it was insinuated that some of the suspects confessed to have buried the corpse in the bush at about 2km to the hotels somewhere along Ede Road, Ile-Ife, Osun State. However, there is now a strong rumour peddled by some people to the effect that that position may not be correct after all.
“It was the officials of the Department of Public Health, Ife Central Local Government, Ile-Ife that buried the deceased having received clearance from the officers of the Nigerian Police of one of the Divisions in Ile-Ife. We could not establish which of the divisions in Ile-Ife gave the clearance. However, we are of the view that, if the information is correct, discreet and diligent investigations will establish it.”