UPDATED: Ooni suspended Founder Oduduwa varsity, Ramon Adedoyin as Maye of Ife in 2018
Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) has suspended the embattled Founder of Oduduwa University in the ancient town, Dr. Ramon Adedoyin, as the Maye of Ife.
Recall that Dr. Adedoyin had been embroiled in the suspicious death of a Master’s degree student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, Mr. Timothy Adegoke, at his Hilton Hotel and Resort, Ile-Ife.
He had been in police detention since the story broke.
Oduduwa University founder had been on the wrong side of the Ooni of Ife in 2018 over poetry that derided the most revered king
The man in the middle of an alleged dastardly crime, Ramon Adedoyin, was once suspended as the Maye of Ife over derogatory poetry against the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
Adedoyin had sought the stool of the Ooni in 2014 after the demise of Oba Okunade Sijuade, the predecessor of Oba Ogunwusi.
The Ooni suspended him because of a poem he composed by Adedoyin which allegedly derided the stool of the Ooni.
The report also said at the time that the Ooni chiefs wanted to remove the Oloyere of Oyere, Oba Adeoye Adefarakan, who they accused of conniving with Adedoyin to tarnish the image of Oba Ogunwusi.
Adedoyin is the founder of the Oduduwa University who is alleged to have been involved in the murder of Timothy Adegoke, the postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).
The Osun State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, has also said that Ramon Adedoyin’s son, now at large, organised the throwing away of the body of Adegoke.
The commissioner, who made this known on a radio programme in Osogbo, the state capital, said the act was carried out with the assistance of two managers.
Nigeria Tribune newspaper reports that the CP said: “One of the receptionists of the hotel who was on duty believed that the victim paid for two nights and that he entered the room on Friday between 5 pm and 6 pm on Friday, adding that by Sunday he would have left. She was the one who went to that room to discover that after several knocks and no response, she came to look for a spare key.
“Each of the staff, manager, auditor, checker and others believed that it was their duty to report to the management of the hotel.
“After reporting to the MD, he rushed down to the hotel. The MD now asked two of his managers to join him and convey the corpse. And up till that point, they believed that he was taking the corpse to the police or hospital.
“The MD who drove the vehicle himself, drove them to a bush and asked them to throw the corpse into a bush and instructed them not to reveal it to anyone. The personal property of the corpse was also thrown into the bush according to them.
“We combed the bush and up till now, nothing of such was found. Timothy died inside the room in Hilton Hotel and the corpse after two days was discovered which was taken to a bush about 2km away from the hotel and thrown into a bush.
“Meticulous investigation of police discovered where the corpse was buried against the claim that it was thrown. Six suspects were arrested. The suspect confessed that the corpse was found in one of the rooms in the hotel.
“Three of the staff packed the corpse and threw it into the bush. None of them confessed to the actual killings but right now the corpse was taken to UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital.
“None of the staff informed the police. It was the report of the missing person that made the anti-kidnapping team discover the body after their meticulous investigation, trail the so-called missing person to that hotel and then trace the corpse to where it was found.
“Adedoyin was arrested. He came when the police required his presence at the station. I am not aware of any video or audio from suspects. I cannot comment on what I am not aware of. We have done everything humanly possible to do justice to the investigation. The autopsy will guide us in prosecution,” he said.