The family of Ramon Adedoyin, the owner of Hilton Hotel and Resort, Ile Ife, in Osun State, has called on the Nigerian public, especially those active on social media, to exercise restraint and caution in their reaction to the unfortunate death of Timothy Adegoke, a Master’s student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).
In a statement by the family’s lawyer, Mr. Abiodun Williams, the family expressed concern over the manner Ramon Adedoyin and members of his family are being dragged in the media, saying the educationist remains innocent and could not, as the owner of the hotel, have connived with his employees to perpetrate such crime.
The family said, like any Nigerian and a parent, the owner of the hotel is also saddened by the death of the young man.
“For the avoidance of any doubt, Chief Adedoyin is not only an educationist but also an established business man with investments in different sectors of the nation’s economy.”
He is therefore not involved in the day-to-day running of the hotel and indeed his other business establishments. Such is left in the hands of hundreds of employees.
“We therefore wish to say, once again, that Chief Adedoyin, his children and any member of his family are no ritualists and will never condescend to such devilish act,” the family stated.
The Adedoyin family also urged the media, especially the blogs, to allow the police conduct proper investigations on the death of the OAU student and bring the perpetrators to justice.
“We wish to express our sincere condolences and sympathy to the Adegoke family and pray that the Almighty will comfort them,” the family added.[carousel_slide id='8496']