Breaking: Rahman Adedoyin Sentenced to Death Over Murder of OAU Student, Timothy
An Osun State High Court has sentenced a popular hotel owner, Dr Ramon Adedoyin has been sentenced to death over murder of Timothy Adegoke, a former Masters student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
He was found guilty by the court in the murder case.
The incident occurred between November 5 and 7, 2021 at Hilton Honours Hotel, Ile-Ife.
The Osun Chief Judge, Adepele Ojo, in her judgement on the case, said that the circumstantial evidence available to the court, pointed to the killing of Adegoke while being a guest at the hotel owned by Adedoyin.
According to her, Adedoyin’s decision not to enter the witness box did not help him, as the circumstantial evidence had shifted the burden of proof on him.
Justice Ojo also said Adedoyin’s decision not to enter the witness box meant he agreed to the murder charge pressed against him by the prosecution, dismissing the alibi pleaded on his behalf by his counsel, who said the hotel owner was in Abuja for many days around the time the death of the late Adegoke occurred.