A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday detained founder of Oduduwa University in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Dr. Ramon Adegoke Adedoyin bail.
Adedoyin had in an ex-parte motion, filed along with a fundamental rights enforcement suit, prayed the court to admit him to bail pending the conclusion of investigation by the police or pending the determination of his fundamental rights suit.
He had also asked to be allowed access to quality medical facilities of his choice pending the conclusion of police’s investigation and his possible arraignment.
Justice Inyang Ekwo after listening to Kunle Adegoke, the lead counsel for the defendant, declined to grant any of the prayers but instead ordered Adedoyin to serve the motion and other processes in the case on the sole respondent, the Inspector General of Police (IGP).
He then adjourned the case till December 9 for hearing.
Adedoyin, the owner of the Hilton Hotel, Ile Ife, Osun State, where a Masters student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Timothy Adegoke, was allegedly murdered, has been arrested for some time now in relation to the murder.
Chief Segun Aworinde in a supporting affidavit, who described himself as Adedoyin’s younger brother, said despite being informed that Adedoyin was hypertensive and diabetic, the police refused to release him or allow him access to quality health facility since he was arrested on November 15.
Aworinde said he knew “Adedoyin as an established industrialist and educationist and also a business mogul that owns several higher institutions of learning among which is Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife. He is around 65 years of age with business interests spread over the country.
He added that Adedoyin was “arrested on the 15th day of November, 2021 by the respondent (IGP) and has since then been in detention in connection with some allegations bordering on the mysterious death and dumping of the corpse of one Timothy Adegoke who was said to have lodged in the Applicant’s hotel, Hilton Hotels, and Resorts, situate, lying and being at Ile-Ife, Osun State.
“By virtue of my relationship to the applicant as aforementioned, I know as a fact that the applicant is hypertension and diabetes patient for over 15 years and has been on specialized drugs and treatments including but not limited to traditional herbs but to which he has not been able to have access since his incarceration by the respondent.”