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Adegoke’s murder: Adeleke denies alleged plans to pardon Adedoyin

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has denied that he has plans to pardon Rahman Adedoyin, convicted for the murder of Timothy Adegoke, a postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ile, Osun state.

Adegoke was found dead in November 2021 at Adedoyin’s Hilton Honours Hotel, Ile-Ife, where he (the deceased) had lodged.

In a judgment on May 3, the Osun State Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Ojo sentenced the hotelier and two of his workers to death after convicting them of the murder charges preferred against them.

Reacting to the allegation against Governor, his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, in a press statement made available to newsmen on Monday, affirmed that there is no plan to pardon the proprietor of the Oduduwa University.

The statement read, “Governor Adeleke has not and will never contemplate exercising the prerogative of mercy or whatever the report calls it, on a matter under adjudication which has generated deep interest among local and global communities.

“It is important to clarify that neither the State Governor nor his political party has any hidden plot on the said murder case other than a public interest agenda to see culprits in the dastardly act face the full wrath of the law”.

While addressing those he described as “paid agents”, Rasheed affirmed that his principal was never in collusion with Adedoyin and had no ulterior motive to subvert the course of the law.

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