Iyabo Adedoyin, wife of Chief Ramon Adedoyin, the owner Oduduwa University and Hilton Hotel and Resort, Ile Ife, Osun State, has denied the allegation of ritual killing against her husband.
Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES, Iyabo said her husband is a patriotic Nigerian and not an evil doer.
“Adedoyin knows nothing about this incident, truly the man died at the hotel and the police have commenced investigation into the matter.
“Some said my husband ran away, that is not true, my husband never ran anywhere. All this that is happening is just a test of our faith as believers.
“All that is hidden is glaring before the Almighty, but before I say anything, I must say that I really sympathize with the family of the deceased. But those peddling lies about my husband are only being pained by the unfortunate incident, but in all, I really really sympathize with the family of the deceased, especially his wife,” she said.
Controversy has continued to trail the death of Timothy Adegoke, a Master’s student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, who lodged at Hilton Hotel and Resort, with residents of Ile Ife calling for a thorough investigation into the matter.
Adegoke was in Osun State to sit for an examination at the OAU Distance Learning Centre, Moro campus, when he was declared missing on November 7.
Adegoke’s body was discovered after some suspects, including workers at the hotel, were arrested by the police for questioning.
On Wednesday, the Osun State Police Command said the owner of the hotel, Adedoyin, had been arrested.
The command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, explained that a case of a missing person was reported at Edun Abon Police Station on November 7, which was subsequently transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) on November 9.
Opalola added that after the matter was received at the SCID, detectives swung into action and arrested six suspects in connection with the matter.
Residents around the hotel told PREMIUM TIMES said the police arrested the six suspects and the owner of the hotel after they allegedly buried Adegoke.
A resident, who identified himself as Rasheed, said: “The police arrested all of them because they found out that they secretly buried the deceased at a location not too far from the hotel.
“That was what we were told, ask anybody around here, they will tell you the same thing.”
The hotel has since been shut down.