Justice Oyebola Ojo of the Osun State High Court, Osogbo has ruled that Hilton Hotel owner, Dr. Rahmon Adedoyin, and six of his workers have a case to answer over the death of a postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Timothy Adegoke.
Counsel to the defendants which was led by Mallam Yusuf Alli, SAN told the court at the last sitting that the defendants do not have a case to answer because the prosecution failed to establish any case against his clients, which the prosecutor, M O Omosun opposed.
At the sitting on Wednesday, while dismissing the No case Submission, Justice Ojo said a prima facie case was established against all the defendants.
She said: “Evidence before the court states that Timothy lodged in the hotel owned by Adedoyin. Adesola who is the 7th defendant, the receptionist received the lodger.”
The court also held that wife of the deceased spoke to him while in the facility but he could not be reached afterward by the wife.
Justice Ojo thereafter called on the defendants to enter their defence.
K. Eleja said in view of the ruling, the defence would enter their defense but asked for time to prepare for the defence.
The case was adjourned till April 25, 2022 for opening of defense.