The Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo has sentenced Ife Prince, Dr. Raheem Adedoyin and owner of Hilton Hotels, Ile Ife along with two others to death by hanging for the murder of Timothy Adegoke. sentenced Dr Raheem Adedoyin to death by hanging for the murder of Timothy Adegoke.
Delivering judgment on the matter on Tuesday, the Chief Judge of Osun State, Justice Adepele Ojo, also sentenced to death two staff of Hilton Hotels, Ile-Ife, Adeniyi Aderogba and Kazeem Oyetunde.
Recalled that Timothy Adegoke was a postgraduate student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, who died in November 2021 at Hilton Hotels, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Three staff of Hilton Hotels, Ile-Ife, Magdalene Chiefuna, Lawrence Oluwole and Adedeji Adesola were discharged and acquitted by the court while the sentencing for the seventh defendant is to be passed on Wednesday.
Adedoyin, who is the Chairman of Hilton Hotels, Ile-Ife, was charged along with staff of the hotel Magdalene Chiefuna, Adeniyi Aderogba, Oluwole Lawrence, Oyetunde Kazeem Adebayo Kunle and Adedeji Adesola.
The defendants were charged on an 18-count charge of murder, conspiracy, oath of secrecy among others.