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Timothy’s murder: Hotel owner gets court’s nod to access choice medical care

By Ameh ochojila, Abuja
10 December 2021   |   4:00 am
A Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday, ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to allow the detained proprietor of Hilton Hotel in Ile-Ife, Dr. Ramon Adedoyin access to medical facilities of his choice pending...
Ramon Adedoyin

Ramon Adedoyin, founder of Oduduwa University and The Polytechnic, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

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

Adedoyin, owner of Hilton Hotel in Ile-Ife, where a  Masters degree student of the Obafemi Awolowo University OAU student, Timothy Adegoke, was allegedly murdered, has been in detention for sometime now, in relation to the alleged murder.

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 its order made on December 6, ordering IGP to appear in court on December 9 was duly served on the IGP as directed.

As a follow-up, the senior lawyer said that on December 8, he personally visited the Force Headquarters in Abuja and reminded the authorities of the upcoming case on Thursday.

He, however, expressed surprise that the IGP was not in court and was not represented by any legal practitioner and urged the court to take the motion ex-parte already filed as the IGP has been put on notice as directed.

Adedoyin in the ex-parte motion, filed along with a fundamental human rights enforcement suit before the court, prayed to be admitted to bail pending the conclusion of investigation by the police or pending the determination of his fundamental human rights enforcement suit.

In the alternative, Adedoyin asked the court to grant him permission to have access to quality medical facilities of his choice pending the conclusion of investigation by the Police and his possible arraignment.

After listening to Adegoke, lead counsel to Adedoyin, Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo granted the request to the effect that police should allow the detainee have access to medical facilities of his choice, pending the hearing and determination of the fundamental human rights suit he filed before the court and adjourned the matter to January 21, 2021.