The Chief Judge of Osun State, Justice Oyebola Ojo, has found hotelier, Rahmon Adedoyin, guilty in the murder of Timothy Adegoke — a Master’s student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
Justice Ojo, while delivering his judgment on Tuesday, said circumstantial evidence tendered against Adedoyin showed that he was responsible for Adegoke’s murder.
However, four members of staff prosecuted alongside Adedoyin were discharged and acquitted of the charges pressed against them
Adedoyin and six of his staff namely; Adeniyi Aderogba, Oluwole Lawrence, Oyetunde Kazeem, Adebayo Kunle, Adedeji Adesola, had been on trial, facing 18 count charge that includes murder, conspiracy, indecent interference with the corpse, among others.
They were charged with 18 counts of conspiracy, murder, felony, indecent interference of the corpse, alteration, and cancellation of receipt and oath-taking to prevent justice.
The prosecuting counsel, Femi Falana, SAN told the court that the defendants committed the offense as charged.
But the defence counsel led by Yusuf Alli, SAN, insisted before the court that there is no evidence that his clients murdered Adegoke.
He also tackled Falana, saying the senior advocate did not obtain the fiat to prosecute the matter before Chief Justice of Osun, Justice Oyebola Ojo.
However, the presiding judge who is the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Ojo while delivering judgement on Tuesday, found Adedoyin culpable.
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