MAY 30, 2023 was the judgement day on the alleged murder of Timothy Adegoke, an MBA-EXECUTIVE student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) who met his untimely death in Room 305 of Hilton Honours Hotel Ile-Ife on November 5, 2021
The courtroom was filled to capacity before the Judge, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo came into the courtroom of the Osun State High Court sitting Osogbo, Osun State.
Judge started reading the judgement at about 10.10am.
After her pronouncement, three of the defendants were set free while the owner of the Hotel, Rahman Adedoyin was sentenced to death by hanging and 10 years imprisonment. Defendant 3 and 5, Kazeem Oyetunde and Adeniyi Aderogba respectively
were also sentenced to death by hanging.
The 7th defendant, Adesola Adedeji was sentenced to two years imprisonment, sentence to start counting from the day she was detained.
The sentence was deferred to the second day after the defense and prosecution Counsels agreed that she was innocent of the conspiracy allegations levelled against her.
They pleaded for community service if she is to be sentenced but the Judge, Adepele-Ojo was magnanimous to send her to two years imprisonment counting from the day she was detained. She is to spend only 10 days after the calculation of the period spent in custody.
Adedoyin however stood up for the first time since the trial began to deny ever had hand or ordered the killing of Timothy Adegoke,
“God knows that I did not kill anybody and I did not send anybody to kill anybody and I was not in the Hotel when he died. I leave everything to Almighty God,” Adedoyin concluded.