The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has constituted a three-man Committee to follow up with the investigation in real time into the death of post graduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Adegoke Timothy.
The highest students’ association in the country, through its President, Mr Sunday Asefon stated this in a release on Wednesday.
Asefon accused the Osun State Police Command of giving prefential treatment to the owner of Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Dr. Rahman Adedoyin.
NANS said a recent audio recording released by Adedoyin while in police net showed that he is being accorded luxury.
The release sounded “a note of warning to everyone involved in the investigation that the association will stop at nothing to expose and fight anyone irrespective of how highly placed contemplating to pervert the cause of investigation or justice.”
The statement titled, ‘Timothy Adegoke murder: NANS calls for transparency and justice, irrespective of how highly placed are the perpetrators.
The statement partly read, “We equally frown upon the audio making the round where a principal suspect in the murder, the Chief Executive Officer of Hilton Hotel Dr. Rahman Adedoyin appears to be making a statement denying his involvement in the murder.
“We berate the luxury accorded Dr. Rahman Adedoyin to have access to his phone, make a video recording and share it while in the custody of the Nigerian Police Force. We believe this luxury is exclusive and couldn’t have accorded of murder suspect of a lower social class.
“Given the enormity of material evidence against the suspect, staff, and management of Hilton Hotel, we advise that law enforcement agents must fight any temptation to accord the suspect preferential treatment or third-party influence which may pervert the cause of justice.
“Also, we demand an immediate multi-agency manhunt for Rahim Adegoke, the MD of the Hotel who is equally the son of the proprietor of the hotel fingered in the gruesome murder of Timothy Adegoke. We believe government must invest the same energy invested in arresting secessionist agitators in arresting this fleeing murder suspect.
“In the same vein, we call on security agencies to conduct forensic analysis and search around the hotel vicinity to ascertain whether or not more people have fallen victim to this heinous crime whose body might as well be dumped in a shallow grave near the hotel.”
“Our prayers, condolences, and solidarity go to the family as they navigate this hard time. We pray God will grant them justice which will serve as the foundation for their healing,” the statement added.
An autopsy into the cause of the death of Adegoke which was witnessed by medical experts and some family members is being expected as of press time.