The Osun State Police Command has said it is probing the release of audio recording made by the owner of Hiltons Hotels and Resorts, Dr. Rahman Adedoyin, in which he denied complicity in the death of a Masters’ student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Timothy Adegoke, who died in the hotel.
The command’s spokesman, Yemisi Opalola, in a statement on Tuesday, said although Adedoyin admitted recording the message, he claimed it was done before he was arrested.
Opalola also dismissed insinuations that Adedoyin was enjoying special treatment in police custody.
The statement read in parts, “On the issue of audio recording made by Dr. Rahman Adedoyin, the police was embarrassed with this development.
“On investigation, Dr. Rahman Adedoyin admitted being the author of the audio message. He said that he felt inclined to make it when some members of his staff were arrested by the police.
“He affirmed making it before he was arrested to defend himself when some people, especially the brother of the deceased, was referring to him as a ritualist.
“He said it was made to clear himself because they have already maligned his character even without due process of law. He further stated that he recorded the audio before his arrest by the police.
“His staff members were arrested on November 11 and 12, 2021 while he was subsequently arrested on November 15, 2021.
“He said, he did not know whether the audio was released or when it was released until police told him about it, since he has been incarcerated since November 15, 2021, and doesn’t have access to his phone. Meanwhile, Police will stop at nothing at unravelling who actually released the audio.”