“My Wealth Is Pure. I’m Not Spending Blood Money”, The Arrested Hotelier, Rahman Adedoyin


Founder of the hotel where a Master’s student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Timothy Adegoke, was allegedly killed, Rahmon Adedoyin, has said that he has no hand in his death.

Adegoke had lodged in the hotel, only to fail to return home.

The hotel first denied housing him, but police said they had discovered that he stayed there but was killed and buried in a shallow grave close to the hotel.

Adedoyin and some of his employees are in police custody just as the case has attracted expansive attention.

Adedoyin, who is also the founder of the Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife, is being suspected to be involved in ritual killings.

He has however denied this, with a statement credited to him on Friday reading:

“I, Rahmon Adedoyin, is not a murderer or money ritualist. God already blessed and enriched me since I was 26 years old and up till now that I am 65 years old.

“I have never killed anyone. I am a devout Muslim. Adegoke lodged at Hilton Hotel, Room 305. The hotel officials that lodged him did not pay any money in his name into the hotel’s account.
There was also no record that he paid into the hotel’s WEMA Bank account. I don’t know how he was given a room without making payment into the official account of the company. I don’t know why they decided to receive the payment into their personal account.

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The late Timothy Adegoke

I was only informed that something like that happened at the Hilton Hotel when police started searching for Timothy.
When they (police) investigated and found where Timothy’s corpse was dumped, senior police officers checked his body and confirmed that no part of his body was missing, so it is clear that no one asked them to get any of his body parts.

I appeal to everyone to be patient and allow police to do their work and thorough investigation.
I had my humble beginning from Ile-Ife. I started as a home lesson teacher, started universal college of tech, a polytechnic and then university.
I never left Ile-Ife before God blessed me and made me rich. My wealth is pure. I am not spending blood money.”