Leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students Zone D, has dispelled the rumour making round that Founder of Hilton hotel, Ile-Ife, Dr Ramon Adedoyin is been given preferential treatment in the police detention.
The students’ association in a statement by its Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Olatunji and publicity secretary, Comrade Awoyinfa Opeoluwa said Adedoyin, who was arrested in connection with the death of a Master’s degree student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Timothy Adegoke, was being held in line with normal police standard.
The statement said the association leadership after meeting with the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, also met with the Adedoyin in the police cell.
“Earlier today, the leadership of NANS Southwest alongside the Students Union representatives of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) paid a working visit to Osun State Commissioner of Police; CP Olawale Olokode.
“This visit afforded us the opportunity to engage the Nigeria Police Force directly and assess the level of investigatory work done so far.
“At the end of the meeting, On our demand, we were allowed to see Dr. Ramon Adedoyin, owner of Hilton Hotel and Suites who is currently detained at the Police Headquarters, Osun State.
“On this note, we want to affirm that Dr. Ramon Adedoyin is being held in line with the police’s normal standard, contrary to a rumor circulating on Social Media that he is enjoying VIP treatment in the cell.
“Among other things, the police is still waiting for the postmortem result which will largely influence the direction of the investigation.
“As much as we are all pained, we urge the media and general public to refrain from sensationalism and stick with just the facts.
“We must state this emphatically and giving a strict warning that no one should commercialize the demise of the victim at all levels. The Zonal leadership is undoubtedly capable to discharge duties appropriately to all quarters.”
The association said it will continue to work towards ensuring that justice prevail in the matter.
“As we keep solidarizing with OAU community and the deceased’s family, we assure that we shall continue to do everything within our capacity to ensure that justice is served.”