Oyetola approves new counsel in Timothy Adegoke’s case

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State, southwest Nigeria, has approved a request by Femi Falana (SAN) to take over the murder case involving Timothy Adegoke, a post-graduate student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

TheCornet reports that Adegoke had died in mysterious circumstances in a hotel he had lodged in, owned by educationalist and socialite Chief Ramon Adedoyin.

Some of the hotel staffs, including the fleeing son of Adedoyin, who is also known as Ramon, had hurriedly buried Adegoke’s corpse without first informing the police.

According to Olufemi Akande, the commissioner of justice and attorney-general of the state, the deceased man’s family had written to the government introducing Falana as their trusted counsel.

“The deceased’s family wrote a letter to the Attorney General requesting for the Chambers of Femi Falana, SAN to be allowed to prosecute the matter,” Akande said.

“The  learned silk letter and that of the family were immediately processed and the fiat requested for has since been granted.

The Office of Chief Femi FALANA SAN had already collected the letter conveying the fiat of the Attorney General to the learned silk.

The position as at today, in law, is that the office of Chief Femi FALANA SAN is in full charge of the prosecution of the case”.

This medium had reported that the murder case was initially instituted at a court in Abuja, in the federal capital.

On the instructions of the Inspector-General of Police, the case was subsequently transferred to Oshogbo, where it is currently holding. The defendants are Chief Adedoyin and six members of his staff.



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