Rahman Adedoyin, the owner of Hilton Hotel Ile-Ile in Osun, has been sentenced to death by hanging over the murder of Timothy Adegoke, a postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), in 2021.
The Osun Chief Judge Oyebola Ojo, gave the ruling on Tuesday, after the hotelier was found guilty in the case.
Justice Ojo in her ongoing judgement said the owner of the hotel and two of his workers, based on the circumstances of the case established by the prosecuting counsel, Femi Falana, SAN, are found culpable of conspiracy to commit murder, and unlawful killing of the deceased.
Adegoke was said to have traveled from Abuja to write an exam at a distance learning centre of OAU in Moro, Osun state, on November 5, 2021 and had lodged in Adedoyin’s hotel.
The student was, however, declared missing two days later, only to be found dead.
The police had arrested Adedoyin and the six suspects said to be staff members of Hilton Hotels and Resort, Ile-Ife where the deceased lodged.
In March 2022, Waheed Oluogun, a consultant pathologist at Osun State University Teaching Hospital, told the court that the master’s student died of a severe haemorrhage secondary to severe traumatic injury.