An Osun State High Court has sentenced popular hotelier, Dr. Ramon Adedoyin to death by hanging over the murder of Timothy Adegoke, a former Masters degree student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
Adegoke was found dead between November 5 and 7, 2021 at the Hilton Honours Hotel, Ile-Ife, belonging to Dr. Ramon Adedoyin.
Delivering her judgement, Justice Adepele Ojo, held that the circumstantial evidence available to the Court, pointed to the killing of Adegoke while being a guest at the hotel owned by Adedoyin.
According to her, Adedoyin’s decision not to enter the witness box did not help him, as the circumstantial evidence pinned the burden of proof on him.
Justice Ojo also said Adedoyin’s decision not to enter the witness box meant he agreed to the murder charge brought against him by the prosecution.
She however dismissed the alibi plea by his counsel, who noted that the hotel owner was in Abuja for many days around the time the death of the late Adegoke occurred.