The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Wale Olokode, on Monday, disclosed that one of the suspects held over the death of Timothy Adegoke, a Master’s student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, had confessed that Roheem Adedoyin, son of the owner of Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Rahmon Adedoyin, arranged how the corpse was evacuated and taken to the bush.
Speaking on ‘Frank Talk,’ a programme on Rave 91.7FM, Osogbo, the police boss said Roheem, who is the Managing Director of the hotel where the late Adegoke died, organised how the corpse was evacuated from the facility without informing the police.
Olokode, however, said Roheem is on the run, adding that in the course of investigation, detectives were able to discover where the corpse.
He said: “One of the suspects confessed that the MD is the son of Dr Rahmon 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, assuring stakeholders that the autopsy report will guide the police in their investigation.
Meanwhile, the autopsy on Adegoke was done on Monday at Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.
A team of pathologists commenced the post-mortem by analysing the cloth the deceased wore before his death.
The four hour-procedure that was witnessed by representatives of all the parties in the matter, according to Naim Adekilekun, counsel to the family of the late Adegoke, started around 2.30pm and ended at 6.30pm.
Also, family members of late Adegoke have asked the police to explain their role in the reported preferential treatment being accorded to Rahmon Adedoyin, the owner of the hotel in custody.
Adekilekun, who made the demand while addressing journalists at the premises of the Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, 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.
“The police need to clear the air on the reported preferential and VIP treatments being accorded the owner of the hotel, Mr Rahmon Adedoyin.
“This is already in the public domain and for the sake of fairness and an 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, Rahmon 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,” Adekilekun added.