In a significant development, the Osun State High Court has delivered its verdict in the murder case of Timothy Adegoke, finding Ramon Adedoyin, the founder of Oduduwa University and owner of the Hilton hotel, guilty of the crime.
Under the ruling of Judge Adepele Ojo, Adedoyin has been sentenced to death by hanging. The court determined that Adegoke, a postgraduate student from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), was murdered between November 5 and 7, 2021, at the Hilton Honours Hotel in Ile-Ife.
During the judgment, Judge Ojo emphasized that the circumstantial evidence presented to the court pointed to Adedoyin’s involvement in the killing. She highlighted that Adedoyin’s decision not to testify as a witness in his defense had shifted the burden of proof onto him.
Justice Ojo further stated that Adedoyin’s refusal to testify was interpreted as an agreement with the murder charge brought against him by the prosecution. The alibi presented by Adedoyin’s counsel, claiming that he was in Abuja during the time of Adegoke’s death, was dismissed by the court.
With the conviction and sentencing of Ramon Adedoyin, this case reaches a critical juncture. The court’s ruling, based on the presented circumstantial evidence, has found the founder of Oduduwa University guilty of the murder of Timothy Adegoke, a tragic incident that occurred at the Hilton Honours Hotel in Ile-Ife.
- Ramon Adedoyin, the founder of Oduduwa University and owner of the Hilton hotel, has been convicted of the murder of Timothy Adegoke by the Osun State High Court.
- Judge Adepele Ojo ruled that Adedoyin would be sentenced to death by hanging for the crime.
- The court determined that Adegoke was killed at the Hilton Honours Hotel in Ile-Ife, where he was a guest, based on the circumstantial evidence presented during the trial.