The owner of Oduduwa university and Hilton Hotel & Resort in Ile-Ife, Dr Rahmon Adedoyin would be re-arraigned in High court, Osogbo, Osun state.
Adedoyin and six other suspects linked to the death of a master student of Obafemi awolowo university, Ile-Ife, Timothy Adegoke would be re-arraigned on Thursday, DAILY GIST has learnt.
The Public Relations Officer of Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the development on Wednesday
She noted that the trial of Adedoyin and six other suspects will commence on Thursday in Osogbo, Osun state.
Recall that a federal high court in FCT, Abuja had strucked out the case of the Timothy Adegoke, a master student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Osun State.
Mr Timothy was allegedly murdered at Hilton Honour Hotel and Resorts, Ile Ife.
The judge, Modupe Osho-Adebiyi had issued the order striking out the charges filed in connection to his death after the prosecuting counsel, Ochogwu Ogbe, moved an application for discontinuance of the case.
Mr Ogbe, representing the police prosecuting team, said the withdrawal of the case was necessitated by the need for further investigations on the case.
The lawyer said this was in view of some “new facts” found concerning the case.
The police said the murder case was withdrawn in order to allow Adedoyin’s re-arraignment in Osun state where the incident occurred.
Mr Adedoyin was charged with an attempted felony, conspiracy, unlawful interference with Adegoke’s corpse, and tampering with the hotel’s receipt and CCTV camera, with the intent to destroy evidence that would prove that Mr Adegoke visited the hotel.
Others charged alongside Mr Adedoyin are: Adedeji Adesola, 23; Magdalene Chiefuna, 24; Adeniyi Aderogba, 37; Oluwale Lawrence, 37, Oyetunde Kazeem, 38; Adebayo Kunle, 35, and others at large.