Olugbade Adegoke, the immediate elder brother of slain Master’s student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Timothy, has raised the alarm that he is being hunted for demanding that justice be served in the gruesome death of his sibling.
The student died in controversial circumstances where he lodged at Hiltons Hotels and Resorts, Ile-Ife, to sit for an examination. He was subsequently buried by the hotel management in a shallow grave without the knowledge of his family or the police.
The owner of the hotel, Dr Ramon Adedoyin, and five others have been arrested for complicity in the case while his son, Raheem, who is the Managing Director of the hotel, is at large after a suspect confessed that he supervised the hurried burial of the deceased student.
An autopsy result into the cause of the death of the student is still being expected as of press time even as the case has been transferred to Abuja.
Speaking in an interview with BBC Yoruba, Olugbade said, “I am also being trailed; they want to harm me. I have slept in about eight hotels between Ife and Osogbo in the last few days. I am being hunted by these people but God has been my Protector.
“During the autopsy last week Monday at LAUTECH Hospital, these people also came for me that I had to hide. What do they stand to gain? I know they want to end the case abruptly but I know that God is behind the just.”
He urged the Nigeria Police Force to declare Adedoyin’s son, Raheem, wanted for, “supervising the hasty and clandestine burial” of Timothy.
He thanked the Osun State Police Command, for not compromising in the matter so far and urged the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to ensure justice is served even as the case has been transferred to the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team in Abuja
Olugbade demanded that true justice be served on the “killers” of his brother.
“Anybody who kills should be killed too,” he said.