The Osun State Police Command has said the Chairman of Hilton Hotel and Resort, Ile-Ife, Dr Ramon Adedoyin, did not record his audio message which has gone viral while in police detention.
Adedoyin was arrested by the police in connection with the mysterious death of Masters Student of OAU, Timothy Adegoke, who was said to have lodged in the hotel.
In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in Osun State, Yemisi Opalola, on Tuesday, the command said it was embarrassed by the audio message where Adedoyin denied being involved in rituals.
The statement read, “On the issue of audio recording made by Dr. Rahman Adedoyin, the police were embarrassed by 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 were arrested on the 11th and 12th November, 2021 while he (Dr. Rahman Adedoyin) was subsequently arrested on the 15th November, 2021.
“He said, he did not know that the audio was released or when it was released until police told him about it, since he has been incarcerated since 15th November, 2021, and doesn’t have access to his phone. Meanwhile, Police will stop at nothing at unraveling who actually release the audio.”
Pathologists had on Monday carried out an autopsy test on the remains of the student which were exhumed from where they were buried in a bush.
Counsel for the deceased’s family had criticised the police for allowing the suspect to allegedly turn police custody to a recording studio where he recorded an audio message and circulated same on a matter that was still being investigated.