The trial of the owner of Hiltons Hotel, Ile-Ife, State of Osun, Dr Ramon Adedoyin, and others arrested in connection with the death of a Master’s student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Timothy Adegoke, will commence on Thursday, in Osogbo.
This was revealed by Elder brother to the deceased, Gbade, who made this known to our correspondent on Wednesday.
He said, “The case will come up on Thursday by 9am in Osogbo”.
Recall that Adedoyin and 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.
The defendants were expected to appear before an Osun State High Court, sitting in Osogbo.
The spokesperson of Osun Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirm the development, stated that the trial would commence on Thursday.
Opalola said, “I wouldn’t know if they are around or not, but I know the matter will begin tommorow”.