Wale Olokode, the Osun State Commissioner of Police, has said one of the suspects traced to the death of Timothy Adeleke, a Masters student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, had confessed to the fact that a son of the proprietor of Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Ile-Ife, Roheem Adedoyin, supervised arrangements for the evacuation and the eventual bush burial of the Post-graduate.
Olokode, the Police Boss revealed Roheem to be the Managing Director of the hotel where the incident happened, and that he made provisions for how the body of the deceased was evacuated, buried without any prior information to the police.
While featuring on Rave FM programme called “Frank Talk,” Olokode said Roheem is at large, adding that in the course of Police investigation, detectives were successfully able to discover where the corpse was interred.
He said, “One of the suspects confessed that the MD is the son of Dr Ramon Adedoyin, his name is Roheem Adedoyin who is now at large. He also confessed that he (Roheem) organised the corpse to be thrown into a bush. The MD along with two managers took the corpse to the bush.
“None of the staff members informed the police. It was the report of the missing person that made the anti-kidnapping team who then discovered through their meticulous investigation and traced the so-called missing person to that hotel and then traced the corpse, where it was found.”
The Commissioner denied the audio recording prepared by Adedoyin, where he dissociated himself from the crime and assured Nigerians that the autopsy will shed light on the circumstances surrounding the whole thing.
Meanwhile, at the commencement of the autopsy at Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, the remains of Adegoke packed in a body bag was brought out of the morgue and taken out in an ambulance to Radiation Room, where x-ray was done.
Timothy’s body was reportedly returned to the morgue around 12:55pm, where pathologists commenced their their post mortem, after the victim’s last cloth worn.
The four hour-procedure that was witnessed by representatives of all the parties in the matter, according to Naim Adekilekun, the counsel to the family of the late Adegoke, started around 2.30pm and ended by 6.30pm.
The family members of the deceased have however challenged the police to explain their role in the special treatment being accorded the stupendously rich Prince and entrepreneur in police custody.
Adekilekun, who made the demand while addressing journalists at the premises of the Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, on Monday, said the police must assure all concerned that justice would be served.
He also demanded an inquiry into the circumstances that led to the production of an audio by Adedoyin, where he denied involvement in the death of the late Adegoke, despite claim by the police that he was in their custody.
His statement read in parts, “The police need to clear the air on the reported preferential and VIP treatments being accorded the owner of the hotel, Mr Rahman Adedoyin.
“This is already in the public domain and for the sake of fairness and an assurance of justice, the police need to speak up on this.
“We have also watched with dismay, the various attempts to confuse members of the public with endless statements bordering on the ‘innocence’ of the chairman and founder of the hotel, Rahman Adedoyin.
“We would rather prefer that all the suspects await their days in court to prove their innocence instead of the resort to the use of the media to appeal to sentiments.”