Court orders IGP: allow Hotelier Dr. Ramon Adedoyin, access to medical attention.

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP), to allow the detained proprietor of Hilton Hotel in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Dr. Ramon Adegoke Adedoyin, access to medical facilities of his choice pending the hearing and determination of his fundamental human rights, enforcement suit filed before the court.

Adedoyin, who has been in police custody in Abuja since November 15, is the owner of the Hilton Hotel in Ile-Ife where a student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) student was allegedly found dead. He had sued the IGP, praying the Federal High Court to compel the police chief to admit him to bail, pending the completion of an investigation into the allegations against him.

In the alternative, he sought a court order to compel the police to allow him access medical facility of his choice as a diabetic and hypertensive patient. However, when the matter came up, Adedoyin, who is also the founder of Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife, through his counsel, Mr. Kunle Adegoke (SAN), informed the court that the order made on December 6, 2021, asking the IGP to appear in court on December 9 was duly served on the IGP as directed.

Recall that Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday turned down the request for the bail of the detained founder of Hilton Hotel in Ile-Ife, Dr Ramon Adegoke Adedoyin thereby given ordered Adedoyin to serve the exparte motion and other processes in the case on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), who is the sole respondent in the matter.

In the same vein, the report of autopsy conducted on the remains of the late Timothy Adegoke, a Master’s student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, who died in controversial circumstances at Hiltons Hotels, Ile-Ife has been submitted to the police.

According to reliable security sources, who pleaded anonymity, the report was submitted on Wednesday at Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Abuja, also learnt that a copy of the report was also submitted to Osun State Police Command headquarters in Osogbo.

In his brief ruling after listening to Adegoke lead counsel to Adedoyin, Justice Ekwo granted the request to the effect that police should allow the detainee to have access to medical facilities of his choice, pending the hearing and determination of the fundamental human rights suit he filed before the court. Justice Ekwo has however fixed January 21 for a hearing of the substantive fundamental human rights enforcement suit.

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