Police in Osun yesterday said the viral audio message in which Hilton Hotel and Resort chief, Dr Ramon Adedoyin, absolved himself of the killing of Obafemi Awolowo University student, Timothy Adegoke, was made before his arrest.
Adedoyin was arrested and detained on November 15 in connection with Adegoke’s death but on November 19 an audio recording went viral in which he denied involvement in the killing of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) student.
A statement by police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said, “On the issue of audio recording made by Dr. Rahman Adedoyin, the police were embarrassed with this development.
“On investigation, Dr. Rahman Adedoyin admitted being the author of the audio message. He said that he felt inclined to make it when some members of his staff were arrested by the police. He affirmed making it before he was arrested to defend himself when some people, especially the brother of the deceased, was referring to him as a ritualist. He said it was made to clear himself because they have already maligned his character even without due process of law.
“He further stated that he recorded the audio before his arrest by the police.
His staff were arrested on the 11th and 12th November, 2021 while he (Dr. Rahman Adedoyin) was subsequently arrested on the 15th November, 2021.
“He said he did not know whether the audio was released or when it was released until police told him about it, since he has been incarcerated since 15th November, 2021, and doesn’t have access to his phone. Meanwhile, police will stop at nothing at unraveling who actually released the audio.”