The family of the owner of Hilton Hotel, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Chief Ramon Adedoyin, has denied claims on social media that the hotelier is a ritualist.
Recall that Chief Adedoyin was arrested after a masters degree student of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Timothy Adegoke who came from Abuja to sit for his examination at the OAU distance learning centre, Moro, Osun State died at the hotel.
In a statement by the family’s lawyer, Mr. Abiodun Williams, the family claimed the hotelier has businesses managed by employees on his behalf.
They urged Nigerians on social media to stop dragging the hotelier on social media, insisting that Adedoyin is not a ritualist and has no hand in the death of a Master’s student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Mr. Timothy Adegoke.
The family noted that Chief Adedoyin, like every other Nigerian and a parent, is saddened by the death of the young man.
“And for the avoidance of any doubt, Chief Adedoyin is not only an educationist and hotelier but also an established businessman with investments in different other sectors of the economy.
“So, he does not involve in the day-to-day running of the hotel and indeed his other business establishments as such roles are left in the hands of hundreds of his employees.
“We, therefore, wish to say, once again, that Chief Adedoyin and members of his family are not ritualists and will never condescend to such devilish act.
“So, we call on the media, especially the bloggers, to verify information before going to press and also allow the police to conduct proper investigations on the death of the young man and bring anyone culpable to justice.
The family also appealed to the Nigerian police not to be swayed by the social media rumours being spread around on the incident but rather remain professionals in their investigations.