Dr Rahman Adedoyin and six others who are standing trial on the alleged murder of the EXECUTIVE-MBA student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Timothy Oludare Adegoke lost out on Wednesday on ‘No Submission Case’ plea before the Osun State High Court.
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The court dismissed a “no-case-submission” filed by the counsels to all the defendants facing trial in the alleged murder of Timothy.
Earlier, the presiding judge and Chief Justice of Osun, Justice Adepele-Ojo had during the last sitting adjourned the matter till Wednesday, after listening to the defence counsel’s plea.
The Nation reports that the defendants’ counsel led by Yusuf Alli, SAN told the court at the last sitting that the defendants do not have a case to answer because the prosecution failed to establish any case against them, which the prosecutor, MO Omosun opposed.
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At the sitting on Wednesday, March 30, Justice Ojo said a prima facie case was established against all the defendants.
The Chief Judge of Osun State ordered that the owner of Hilton Hotels and six others standing trial over the death of Timothy be remanded in the Ilesa Correctional facility.
The court also held that wife of the deceased spoke to him while in the facility but he could not be reached afterwards by the wife.
K. Eleja said in view of the ruling, the defence would enter their defence but asked for time to prepare for the defence.
The case was adjourned till April 25, 2022, for the defendants to enter into their defense.
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