Lawmaker seeks justice for murdered OAU PG student
The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin, has called for arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the death of the post-graduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile -Ife, Timothy Adegoke, who was buried at the weekend.
Ogundoyin made the call when he joined other dignitaries at Eruwa Town Hall, Eruwa, to pay his last respects to Adegoke.
The 37-year-old student was allegedly killed in a hotel in Ile Ife. The remains of Adegoke, whose death sparked reactions across the country, were brought in a white casket with hundreds of youth in procession.
According to the Speaker, the late Timothy Adegoke must not die in vain.
The Speaker called for a thorough investigation into the killing, stressing that anyone found guilty no matter how highly placed must not be spared.
Ogundoyin also called for support for the family left behind by the deceased.
The speaker said: “Our eyes are heavy with tears as his remains are buried. This was one death too many. Our kinsman must not die in vain. I appreciate everyone who has joined in the campaign for justice for the late Timothy Adegoke. I am sure his spirit too will join numerous Nigerians in ensuring that everyone involved in his gruesome murder is not spared.
“They have lost their breadwinner, hence, we need to rise up in support of everyone the deceased left behind. May the Lord rest the soul of Timothy Adegoke.”