by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The managing director of Hilton Hotel and Resort in Ile Ife, Osun State, Raheem Adedoyin, is said to be on the run, following the ritual murderer of a student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
The Osun State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, disclosed this during a live radio interview. It was also gathered that the victim student, Timothy Adegoke, who until his death was also a Director of Finance in a multinational company in Abuja. He was killed in his hotel room where he lodged.
CP Olokode, who featured on Rave FM Talk Show, Frank Talk, in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, said Raheem, son of the owner of the hotel, Dr. Rahman Adedoyin, was implicated by his staff in police custody.
He said the staff in custody alleged that Raheem and two other workers were seen taking Adegoke’s body out of his Room 305.
His words: “One of the receptionists, who went to the room and after several knocks without response, went downstairs to pick an extra key and opened the room.
“She discovered the lifeless body, ran to the manager on duty, who also went back into the room with her and found the dead body.
“They believed it is their duty to report to the management; so, they reported to the MD, Raheem Adedoyin.
“He rushed to the scene, asked two of the workers to carry the body with him to the car and drove off.
“They believed they were going to either Police Station or hospital, but he drove them to a bush path and dumped the body in the bush path and his personal properties.
“But when the case was taken over by Police, first the team was tracing a missing person, then traced the body to where it was buried.”
Earlier report indicated that Timothy came into Ife from Abuja on Friday, 5th, to write his exam on 6th and 7th November and return back on Sunday evening or Monday.
“As his usual coming on weekend for his master program, he normally lodged at a hotel, named Hilton and Resort Hotel in Ife, one of the prominent hotels in town, and only to be declared missing by his wife and family when they could not reach him for 2 days,” it stated.