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Adegoke Death: We’ve No Case To Answer, Adedoyin, Others To Court

Adegoke Death: We’ve No Case To Answer, Adedoyin, Others To Court

The police team prosecuting the case of the alleged murder of a postgraduate student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Mr. Timothy Adegoke, yesterday closed its case against the owner of Hilton Hotels and Resorts in Ile-Ife, Dr. Rahman Adedoyin, and six of his workers who are standing trial at an Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo in connection with Adegoke’s alleged murder. THIS DAY report.

It would be recalled that Adedoyin and his hotel workers, including Ms. Magdalene Chiefuna, Adeniyi Aderogba, Oluwole Lawrence, Oyetunde Kazeem, Adebayo Kunle and Adedeji Adesola are facing trial on 11 count charges, bordering on murder, conspiracy, felony amongst others.

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However, at yesterday’s hearing, the Lead Prosecution Counsel, M. O. Omosun, informed the court that the prosecution has closed its case after calling eight witnesses and tendering several pieces of evidence to prove the allegations. Information Guide Nigeria

According to THIS DAY, given his testimony in the court, the eighth and final prosecution witness, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr. Samuel Odeh, from Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), informed the court that forensic analysis was done on a curtain swab stick obtained from Room 305 that the deceased lodged before his demise.

Odeh, a forensic scientist and crime scene investigator, said the analysis was to ascertain the substance found on the sample. jamb results

He said: “On January 11, 2022, a letter of request was received from the IPO in Abuja seeking an analysis to be done on a sample brought and the Commissioner of Police minuted to ACP Benedict Agbo, whom I work under.

“The request was to identify the substance on the curtain swab stick and it was done and a report was issued to that effect. There was a typographical error on the date of the first report but it has been corrected.”

Omosun tendered the result of the forensic analysis as evidence, which the court admitted despite objections of the defence counsels. The prosecutor informed the court that a staff of UBA was served court summons to appear in court to give evidence but the staff was absent. He, therefore, closed the prosecution case.

When the Presiding Judge, Justice Adepele Ojo, asked the defence to open their case, counsels to the seven defendants said they would furnish the court with a no-case submission and urged the court to give them two days to file their written no case addresses having gone through all the evidence tendered by the prosecution.

Justice Ojo, however, granted the prayers of the defence counsels and also gave the prosecution two days to file replies to the no-case submissions to be filed for each of the accused persons.

Ojo adjourned the case till Friday, March 25, for adoption of written addresses, adding that she may give ruling on the no-case submission and prosecution’s replies next week Monday or Tuesday if the submissions are brief.

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Essien, Goodnews is a gruaduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo, Uyo; Currently working at Infoguide Media as a news writer.

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