The police has reportedly withdrawn the murder charge against the owner of Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Ile-Ife, Dr Rahmon Adedoyin, and six others in connection with the death of Timothy Adegoke on November 6, 2021.
The police told an Abuja High Court that the Force wished to discontinue all proceedings in the murder case, as per The Nation.
The publication said others charged with the educationist are Adedeji Adesola, 23; Magdalene Chiefuna, 24; Adeniyi Aderogba, 37; Oluwale Lawrence, 37; Oyetunde Kazeem, 38; Adebayo Kunle, 35, and others still at large.
Recall that Adegoke died in controversial circumstances at the hotel where he lodged while sitting for an examination and was buried by the hotel management in a shallow grave without the knowledge of his family or the police.
Police earlier said that Adedoyin was charged with illegally disposing of Adegoke’s body, altering and cancelling his payment receipt and removing the hotel’s CCTV cameras with intent to destroy evidence.
But in a ‘Notice of Discontinuation of Charge No.CR/015/2022 brought pursuant to Section 108 of Administration of Criminal Act 2015’, on February 7, 2022, the police told the court to discontinue the matter.
“Take notice that the complainant discontinues all of the proceedings in this case against the above-named defendants for further investigation,” said Ochogwu Ogbeh of the Legal and Prosecution Section of the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Abuja.