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27.11.2021 news ‘IGP May Have Transferred Adedoyin to Abuja Over Irregularities at Osun Command’

Published 27th Nov, 2021

By Tola Owoyele

Kayode Ajulo, a human rights lawyer, has charged Usman Baba, the Inspector-General of police, to do due diligence in handling the murder case of Timothy Adegoke, the OAU MBA student found dead in Osun State.

Ajulo, a counsel to the family of the deceased, urged the IGP to smoothen some rough edges in the course of its investigation on the death of Timothy.

READ ALSO: IGP Transfers Rahmon Adedoyin to Abuja Over Murdered OAU MBA Student

“I want to believe that the Nigerian police, based on the many letters we have written to them, and based on the advocacy that has been done over Timothy’s death on behalf of the family, will use this case to prove to Nigerians that they are capable of providing justice,” Ajulo said.

The lawyer commended the transfer of Rahmon Adegoke, the man suspected and arrested over the death of Timothy, to the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

READ ALSO: Osun CP Details How Rahmon Adedoyin’s Son Supervised Shallow Burial of Murdered OAU MBA Student

“There have been several issues bothering around preferential treatment being given to the accused. I know police headquarters has been listening,” he said. “A responsible organisation would want to stand and be counted on the side of justice. I want to believe everything is done for the sake of transparency.”

He said the irregularities witnessed while the case was handled by the Osun State Police could have prompted the IGP’s decision to take charge of the case.

“For example, the police said Roheem, son of Rahmon Adedoyin may have something to do with Timothy’s death. We then asked if that is the case, why have you not declared him wanted?” he said. “The next statement that the police made was that they were waiting for the autopsy report to come out. So I ask, what is the correlation between waiting for an autopsy report and declaring someone wanted in connection to a murder?”

READ ALSO: Rahmon Adedoyin ‘Enjoys VIP Treatment in Detention, Sleeps in Special Quarters’

He also said the handling of Timothy’s murder case could strengthen the trust of the public in the Nigeria Police Force if handled properly.

He said, “The issue here is not just about Timothy anymore. It is about letting a common man know that justice can still be attained in our system.

“If this case is handled the way it should be, any future perpetrator would remember this precedent and change his mind from engaging in any wrongdoing. We are talking about justice for everybody.”

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Published 27th Nov, 2021

By Tola Owoyele

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