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Late OAU student dies of hemorrhage, traumatic injury, says pathologist

By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
17 March 2022   |   3:55 am
A consultant pathologist from Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Dr. Waheed Akanni Oluogun, yesterday, told an Osun State High Court, Osogbo that the autopsy carried out on the late Timothy Adegoke’s decomposing remains, revealed that he died of severe hemorrhage, secondary to severe traumatic injury.

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A consultant pathologist from  Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Dr. Waheed Akanni Oluogun, yesterday, told an Osun State High Court,  Osogbo that the autopsy carried out on the late Timothy Adegoke’s decomposing remains, revealed that he died of severe hemorrhage, secondary to severe traumatic injury.

Adegoke, a postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) was allegedly murdered at Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Ile-Ife, where he lodged.

The owner of the hotel, Dr Rahman Adedoyin and six of his workers are standing trial before the court in connection with the alleged murder of Timothy Adegoke.

At the resumed hearing of the matter before Justice Adepele Ojo, a team of pathologists that carried out an autopsy on the deceased appeared in court and revealed the cause of his death.

Giving evidence, Dr. Oluogun, who has six years experience in pathology, while being led in evidence by the prosecuting counsel, M. O. Omosun, said the deceased suffered disarticulation (separation of left elbow joint and left wrist joint) before his demise, because there was nothing of such on the right upper limb, which was completely covered with skin and some tissues.
According to him,  when Adegoke’s corpse was exhumed from the dumping site, some parts were already decaying, adding that Olugbade Adegoke, a brother to the deceased got to identify him (Timothy) by his toes.

He added that there were blood stains on the duvet in which the deceased’s body was wrapped and buried. The pathologist disclosed that the blood-stained duvet was taken to the hospital for further analysis.

He also revealed that the deceased suffered fractures in some areas of his bones.

Another prosecution witness, Inspector Sunday Oluokun, the officer, who investigated the case when it was transferred to the Police Force Headquarters in Abujasaid when his team visited the hotel, it was discovered that the CCTV cameras were removed from the second floor where Adegoke lodged and hidden in one of the manager’s offices.

Oluokun, attached to Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Abuja, said Adedoyin’s son was tracked through one of his telephone lines to Abuja and was discovered to have stayed in a house, which Adedoyin confirmed belongs to him.

He said a white Hilux vehicle was found in the premises of the house,  adding that vehicle was the one used to convey Adegoke’s body to the site where it was dumped.

He said Adedoyin’s son was later trailed to Badagry road where his telephone line was switched-off.

He said the blood-stained duvet was subjected to forensic analysis, adding that when the report was out, it was discovered that there was a typographical error on it as regards the date.

Meanwhile, Omosun could not tender the Hilux vehicle as evidence because it developed a mechanical fault when it was going to be brought to Osogbo from Abuja. He therefore urged the court to give him time to bring the vehicle to the court.

Justice Adepele Ojo gave the prosecution till next week Tuesday to produce the vehicle and adjourned till today for continuation of hearing.