The Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Abuja, has reportedly directed the immediate transfer of investigation into the death of Timothy Adegoke, the master’s student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, which allegedly occurred at Hilton Hotel sand Resorts, Ile-Ife.
The owner of the hotel, Chief Rahmon Adedoyin and six staff of the facility had been arrested in connection with the death.
It was gathered as of Friday, a signal had been received from the Force Headquarters, ordering that the matter be transferred.
Following the order, the suspects would be moved to Abuja upon the completion of necessary documentation.
Reacting, one of the counsels to the family of Adegoke, Naim Adekilekun, said he was told that Force Headquarters had taken over investigation into the matter.
Adekilekun, however, demanded that the matter must be returned to Osun State Police command for its investigators to complete the probe into Adegoke’s death.
“I have been informed. But we don’t want the case transferred. It has to be transferred back,” he said.
Also speaking, counsel to Adedoyin, Abiodun Williams, said his client was innocent.
He said: “We are not bothered. Let the case be taken to anywhere. Chief Adedoyin is 101 per cent innocent. The officers in Abuja cannot do anything better than what Osun State Command had diligently done.”