OAU Student: ‘Adedoyin, Six Workers Have Case To Answer’

An Osun State High Court, Osogbo presided over by Justice Oyebola Ojo has ruled that Hilton Hotel owner, Dr. Rahmon Adedoyin, and six staff members have a case to answer over the death of one Timothy Adegoke, a student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

The defendants’ counsel Yusuf Alli, SAN, told the court at the last sitting that the defendants did not have a case to answer because the prosecution failed to establish any case against them.

Prosecution counsel M. O. Omosun opposed the claim.

At the Wednesday’s sitting, Justice Ojo said a prima facie case was established against all the defendants.

She said, “Evidence before the court states that Timothy lodged in the hotel owned by Adedoyin. Adesola who is the 7th defendant, the receptionist received the lodger.”

The court also held that wife of the deceased spoke to him while in the facility but he could not be reached afterward by the wife.

She called on the defendants to enter their defence.

Defence lawyer K. Eleja asked for time to prepare their case.

Ojo adjourned till April 25.

The Nation

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