The family of the murdered master’s student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Timothy Adegoke, has condemned the move to transfer the case to Abuja.
The family in a letter forwarded to the Commissioner of Police in the state, Wale Olokode, through its lawyer, Naim Adekilekun, expressed confidence in the state police command to reveal the mystery behind Adegoke’s death.
Recall that Adegoke had travelled to the state to sit for an examination at the OAU Distance Learning Centre, Moro Campus, when he was declared missing on November 7.
The police later discovered his remains in a forest along the Ede-Ife Road.
Adekilekun in the letter lamented that the family of the deceased have been left out in the investigation of the case.
He demanded that the state police command carries the family and their legal representative along and properly briefed to erase all doubts.
The letter partly read, “Our clients have informed us and we understand that since the commencement of investigation into the dastardly act, which has been linked to the owners and management of the Hilton Top Hotel, Ile-Ife, the exhumation of the decomposing body of the victim, the arrest and detention of Ramon Olagoke-Adedoyin and other suspects, the family has been left in the dark and has not been carried along in the progress made so far.
“The palpable fear being nursed by the family as a consequence of the silence from your end towards the family is further heightened by series of unfounded and baseless press releases issued by the Hilton Top Hotel, lle-Ife, trying to cover up their Achilles’ heels and the roles played by the suspects in the murder, which are designed and calculated to mislead the curious public and interfere with the whole investigation of the crime.
“The fear being exhibited by our client was lent more credence when your Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, granted an interview on Fresh FM radio, Osogbo, and said, ‘Dr Adedoyin is still very much in police custody here In Osun. If, in the course of our investigation, we are required to transfer him to the force headquarters in Abuja, we will do so. For now, however, he is still very much in our custody.
“We would like to stress that the family’s concern is not out of place, going by the report about Adedoyin, who is being touted to be an influential personality. One then begins to wonder what Abuja has to do with this investigation. We believe in your command and we know we can get the best from your end rather than Abuja.”
Senator Peter Nwaoboshi jails for 7 years over money laundering charges
A sitting senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, currently representing Delta North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, has been sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for money laundering by the Lagos division of the Court of Appeal.
The court which delivered the judgement on July 1, 2022, also ordered that his 2 companies, Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd, be wound up in line with the provisions of Section 22 of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2021.
The ruling by the Appellate Court followed the success of the appeal by challenging the judgment of Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court which on June 18, 2021, 2018 discharged and acquitted the defendants of a 2 count charge of fraud and money laundering.
This disclosure is contained in a series of tweet posts by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on its official Twitter account.
See video as three men sentence to death by hanging for killing Fasoranti’s daughter in Ondo
A High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State on Friday, June 10, sentenced three men to death by hanging for the murder of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti.
On July 12, 2019, while returning to Lagos from a visit to her father in Akure, Mrs Olakunrin was shot and killed by the convicts along the Ore/Ijebu Ode expressway.
Justice Williams Olamide found Mohammed Shehu Usman, Osagie Lawal, and Adamu Adamu guilty of conspiracy to murder, kidnapping, and armed robbery.
The court discharged and acquitted the fourth suspect, Auwalu Abubakar, 25, who was charged with assisting and abetting the act.
Why Rihanna’s Boyfriend, A$ap Rocky Is Arrested?
A$AP Rocky, an American rapper has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred in November.
The star was caught at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday while returning from a trip with his girlfriend, Rihanna.
LA Police are looking into the singer whose real name is, Rakim Mayers for his suspected participation in a non-fatal gunshot in Hollywood last year.
Connectley Naija News reports that he was released on $550,000 (£421,000) bail shortly after his arrest.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the arrest was made in connection with an “argument between two acquaintances” that resulted in bullets being fired.
The victim later informed authorities that Mayers approached him on the street with a firearm while walking with two other people.
According to police reports acquired by NBC News, they claimed Mayers shot him three to four times and that one of the rounds grazed his left hand.
The victim suffered a ” small injury, ” according to the LAPD, following which his assailants ” fled on foot. “
Alan Jackson, Mayers’ lawyer, confirmed that his client had been arrested but declined to speak further.
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