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Court Finds Popular Hotelier, Dr Ramon Adedoyin Guilty Of Murder, Sentences Him To Death

An Osun State High Court on Tuesday found popular hotel owner, and proprietor, Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife, Dr Ramon Adedoyin guilty of the murder in the case of Timothy Adegoke, a former Masters degree student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, who was murdered at Hilton Hotel, between November 5 and 7, 2021.

While delivering the message , the Osun State Chief Judge, 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 had shifted 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 pressed against him by the prosecution, dismissing the alibi pleaded on his behalf by his counsel, who said the hotel owner was in Abuja for many days around the time the death of the late Adegoke occurred.

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