The founder of Oduduwa university and Hilton hotel, Ile-Ife, Dr Ramon Adedoyin and six other suspects linked to the death of post-graduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Timothy Adegoke have arrived court for trial.
Adedoyin was taken into the court in a police van with six others amidst tight security.
The defendants were due to appear at court 1, where Osun state Chief Judge, Adepele Ojo, would preside over the matter.
Adedoyin, as well as, Adedeji Adesola, Magdalene Chiefuna, Adeniyi Aderogba, Oluwale Lawrence, Oyetunde Kazeem and Adebayo Kunle, had previously been arraigned before Federal High Court in Abuja on counts bordering on conspiracy, unlawful interference with a dead body, altering and intent to destroy evidence and murder.
But counsel to the family of the deceased, Mr. Femi Falana ,SAN, had written to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba asking that the matter be returned to Osun state, where the crime was allegedly committed.
Upon return to court on February 7, the prosecutor withdrew the matter.
In anticipation of the crowd that may storm the court to witness the trial, main gate of the premises of the High Court was manned by many heavily armed policemen and some plain clothes security men, suspected to be operatives of State Security Service.
More details to follow…
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