The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has said the body of Timothy Adegoke, a Master in Business Administration student of university found dead at the Hilton and Resorts Hotel, Osun State is not in its morgue.
Adegoke was in Ile-Ife from October 22 to October 24; October 29 to October 31, and had also planned to stay from November 5 to November 7, 2021.
He was said to have frequented the town to take MBA examinations scheduled at intervals.
However, he was said to have been reported missing since he checked in at the hotel on Friday, November 5 preceding his examinations scheduled for Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7.
SaharaReporters had learnt that it was noticed that Oludare was missing when his wife could not reach him on the phone.
Meanwhile, he had earlier contacted his wife to inform her that he was staying in a hotel.
Following a police investigation, money paid by Oludare for lodging was traced to Adesola, who worked in the hotel.
A source had told SaharaReporters that the owner of the hotel, who also owns Oduduwa University, and other workers initially denied that Oludare was at the hotel.
Meanwhile, the victim's body was discovered after some suspects, including workers at the hotel were arrested by the police.
The police announced that the student had been found dead without giving details of how, when and where he was found.
Reacting in a statement on Saturday, OAUTH said the body of the deceased was never deposited in the facility for any coroner case as being reported on some social media platforms.
The statement read, “The attention of the Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, has been drawn to some publications on several social media platforms, claiming that the body of Timothy Adegoke was brought to the morgue of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex for autopsy.
“Please we want to state, as a matter of fact that, the body of the deceased was never deposited in our hospital for any coroner case.
“Our hearts and prayers go to the Adegoke family. May God give them the fortitude to bear the weight of this difficult time.”