The family of Chief Ramon Adedoyin, the owner of Hilton Hotel, Ile-Ife, Osun State, where Masters’ student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Timothy Adegoke, died in a controversial circumstances, has called on Nigerians on social media to stop dragging the hotelier on social media.
The family insisted that Adedoyin is not a ritualist and has no hand in the death of Timothy Adegoke.
In a statement by the family’s lawyer, Mr. Abiodun Williams, they claimed the hotelier has businesses managed by employees on his behalf.
WITHIN NIGERIA had recalls that Adegoke was declared missing on November 7 after he left Abuja to Ile-Ife to sit an exam at the OAU Distance Learning Centre, Moro campus.
The student was reported missing on Saturday, November 6 when he was not found at his exam hall and could not be reached by his wife and other family members.
Part of the statement read, “Like every other Nigerian and a parent for that matter, Chief Adedoyin is saddened by the death of the young man.
“And for the avoidance of any doubt, Chief Adedoyin is not only an educationist and hotelier but also an established business man with investments in different other sectors of the economy.
“So, he does not involve in the day-to-day running of the hotel and indeed his other business establishments as such roles are left in the hands of hundreds of his employees.
“We therefore wish to say, once again, that Chief Adedoyin and members of his family are not ritualists and will never condescend to such devilish act.
“So, we call on the media, especially the bloggers to verify information before going to press and also allow the police to conduct proper investigations on the death of the young man and bring anyone culpable to justice.
“We also urge the police on their part not to be swayed by the social media rumours being spread around on the matter rather to remain professionals in their investigations even as we wish to express our sincere condolences and sympathy to the Adegoke’s family while we pray God to comfort them.”