The owner of Hilton Hotel, Dr Rahmon Adedoyin and two staff have been sentenced to death by hanging over the murder of Master student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Timothy Adegoke.
The court presided over by Chief judge of Osun State, Justice Oyebola Ojo, found Adedoyin and three of his staff guilty of murder and conspiracy, on Tuesday.
Ojo held that circumstantial evidence confirmed Adedoyin and his staff killed Adegoke and tried to conceal the situation.
The deceased was declared missing after lodging in the hotel in November 2021.
Adegoke’s body was later found in a shallow grave along Old Ede Road in the town by the Police and it was later discovered that he was allegedly killed at Hilton Hotel in Ile-Ife.
Following the discovery, Adedoyin and his workers were docked on 18 counts bordering on murder, conspiracy, and oath of secrecy, among others.
He was buried amid tears in January 2022.
Adegoke was until his death, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) student at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Insideyoyo.com reports that Timothy Adegoke hailed from Eruwa in Ibarapa zone of Oyo state.