Ramon Adedoyin, son in hotel when late OAU student lodged in — Receptionist

Ramon Adedoyin

A receptionist who helped the late postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Timothy Adegoke lodge into Hilton Hotel, Ile-Ife, has disclosed that the owner of the hotel, Ramon Adedoyin and his son Raheem were in the hotel the night the deceased lodged in.

Mr Adegoke died in Hilton Hotel last year while preparing for his examination. His body was allegedly disposed of by the hotel management without police knowledge.

Speaking on Monday while being cross-examined by the prosecuting counsel Femi Falana before the court, the female receptionist said Adedoyin came to the hotel around 8pm on that fateful day to check on his employees, while his son came around 10pm same day and did not know when they left.

She added that the hotel had a functional CCTV camera as of November 5, 2021 when Adegoke lodged in but she did not know why it was removed on November 9, 2021 when she resumed duty again at the hotel.

She added: “Ramon Adedoyin did not enter the room that day. Roheem also did not enter room 305 on the day the incident happened.”

She also told the court that a meeting held at Adedoyin’s house which was attended by two more receptionists who are now on the run – Esther Asigor and Quadri Moshood.

According to her, Adedoyin told her to tell investigating police officers that the deceased neither lodged in the hotel nor transferred any money in connection to lodging on the said day.

After the hearing, Justice Adepele-Ojo adjourned the matter till June 27 for the adoption of a final written address.