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Wednesday, 31 May 2023 14:04

Hotel Receptionist Jailed 2 Years For Role In Murder Of OAU Student

Adesola Adedeji, the receptionist of Hilton Hotels owned by Dr. Rahmon Adedoyin, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for altering the record of the hotel in the case of the murder of a postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Timothy Adegoke.

Recall that Adedoyin was sentenced to death by hanging alongside the manager of the hotel, Adeniyi Aderogba, and supervisor, Oyetunde Kazeem, while sentencing of Adesola was deferred till today (Wednesday) after the prosecution counsel pleaded that the judge should tamper justice with mercy because she helped to unearth the mystery behind the case.

Adesola was convicted for altering the hotel’s record to cover up the whereabouts of Adegoke.

Reading the judgment, Justice Ojo said: “I have carefully considered the passionate plea of counsel to the seventh defendant in this circumstances and also carefully considered the submission of the prosecution on the need to temper justice with mercy in respect of the seventh defendant in this case. I have observed and considered the sober dominion of the seventh defendant in the court throughout the trial. I am equally mindful of the circumstances surrounding the case of the defendant in this case and I am not unmindful of the provision of section 411 (2) (b)(3) of the law on this case. I hereby sentence you, Adedeji Adesola to two years imprisonment starting from the first day of her arrest.”

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