Ramon Adedoyin, the founder of Oduduwa University Ile-Ife(OUI), and the Polytechnic, Ile-Ife has reacted to the allegation that he had a hand in the death of Timothy Adegoke, a postgraduate student at Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU.
Recall that Adedoyin was arrested on Wednesday over alleged ritual killing of master student in OAU.
Adedoyin is also the owner of Hilton Hotel and Resort in Ile-Ife.
Recall that the deceased, Timothy Adegoke came from Abuja to sit for his examination at the OAU distance learning centre, Moro, Osun State on November 5.
Adegoke who was declared missing on November 7, was found dead on Monday according to the OAU management.
The police had earlier arrested six suspects linked to the death of the student.
In a statement issued by the Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, through the command’s spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, on Wednesday, said Adedoyin was arrested on November 15, 2021.
The police boss said the suspect is currently in police detention, undergoing interrogation in connection with the case while awaiting the autopsy report from the hospital.
However, reacting, Adedoyin said he knew nothing about Timothy’s death and urged the public to allow the police conclude their investigations
Adedoyin noted that he is not a murderer or money ritualist, adding that no part of the deceased’s body was missing contrary to social media allegations
Adedoyin who is currently detained by the Osun state police command said he did not connive with his workers or anyone to kill the student.
In an audio message made available to Journalists, the hotel owner appealed to the public to await police investigation on the matter noting that he worked hard for his wealth, urging people not to tag him as a “money ritualist or murderer”.
He said, “I, Rahmon Adedoyin is not a murderer or money ritualist. God already blessed and enriched me since I was 26 years old and up till now that I am 65 years old.
“I have never killed anyone. I am a devout Muslim. Adegoke lodged at Hilton Hotel, Room 305. The hotel officials that lodged him did not pay any money in his name into the hotel’s account.
“There was also no record that he paid into the hotel’s WEMA Bank account. I don’t know how he was given a room without making payment into the official account of the company. I don’t know why they decided to receive the payment into their personal account.
“I was only informed that something like that happened at the Hilton Hotel when police started searching for Timothy. I know nothing about his death.
“When they (police) investigated and found where Timothy’s corpse was dumped, senior police officers checked his body and confirmed that no part of his body was missing. I did not ask them to get any of his body parts.
“I appeal to everyone to be patient and allow police to do their work and thorough investigation.
“I had my humble beginning from Ile-Ife. I started as a home lesson teacher, founded universal college of tech, a polytechnic and then university.
“I never left Ile-Ife before God blessed me and made me rich. My wealth is pure. I am not spending blood money.”
Adedoyin and his worker, Adedeji Adesola, were earlier accused of being involved in the disappearance of Adegoke.
It was learnt that the hotel worker initially denied that Adegoke lodged in the hotel until evidence surfaced that he paid into Adesola’s account.
However, Osun State Police Command on Thursday said no part of the deceased missed when the corpse was exhumed