An Osun High Court has fixed ruling on the bail application for Raheem Adedoyin and six others for Monday, March 7.
However, all the defendants, whom the court had ordered be remanded in Ilesha Correction Center, were absent during Friday’s proceedings.
The others, aside Adedoyin, are Adedeji Adesola; Magdalene Chiefuna; Adeniyi Aderogba; Oluwale Lawrence; Oyetunde Kazeem, and Adebayo Kunle.
Lawyer for the seventh defendant, Okon Ita, urged the court to grant his client bail on health grounds.
Okon stated that he had filed a formal application for the bail.
But, opposing Okon’s the request, like he did the others’, the prosecuting counsel M. Omosun urged the court to take notice of an affidavit deposed to by the investigating police officer, named ASP Idoko.
Omosun also reminded the court that he had, in addition, filed a written address against the bail.
After listening to the parties, the trial judge, Adepele Ojo adjourned ruling on the bail application for the defendants till Monday.
Adedoyin, the proprietor of Ododuwa University and Oduduwa Polytechnic, alongside his co-defendants, is standing trial for the murder of a post-graduate student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Timothy Adegoke.
Adegoke, who lodged in Adedoyin’s Royal Hilton Hotel, died in mysterious circumstance and was hurriedly buried by some of the defendants to conceal his death.