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OAU Student’s Death: Absence Of Witness Stalls Adedoyin, Others’ Trial In Court


•adjourns hearing again

THE trial of the Hilton Hotel, Ile-Ife, Dr. Ramon Adedoyin and six of his workers has been stalled over the absence of a prosecution witness on Thursday.

Standing trial over the death of late Timothy Adegoke, a Master’s student at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, is Ramon Adedoyin.

Others are; Adedeji Adesola, Magdalene Chiefuna, Adeniyi Aderogba, Oluwole Lawrence, Oyetunde Kazeem, and Adebayo Kunle.

All the defendants were present in court.

Counsel to the first defendant, K. Eleja, SAN, informed the court that the prosecution witness that was to testify was not in court because of his posting.

According to him, the witness is a police operative and his posting did not allow him to be present in court.

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Counsel to the second, fourth and fifth defendants, Muritala Abdulrosheed, SAN, nd he was ready to call a witness.

He, however, drew attention of the court to the fact that the prosecutor, Mr. Femi Falana, was not present and asked the court if Fatima Adesina, who held the brief for Falana, could cross examine his witness.

But Adesina insisted that the fiat given to Falana(SAN) to prosecute the matter was for Femi Falana’s Chamber, thus any one sent from the chamber could take up the matter on his behalf.

Meanwhile, while responding the Osun Chief Judge, Justice Adepele Ojo, said beside the fiat matter that was contentious, since first defence witness was not available in court, it would be improper to proceed with the matter.

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She then adjourned the matter till December 15th &16th for the continuation of hearing.

Voice Air Media gathered that the Judge announced plans for ruling that same day.

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