Chief Ramon Adedoyin, the proprietor of the Hilton Hotel in Ile-Ife, Osun State, has asked Nigerians on social media to stop dragging him on the internet.
The family stated that Adedoyin is not a ritualist and had no involvement in the death of Mr. Timothy Adegoke, a Master’s student at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife.
Mr. Abiodun Williams, the family’s lawyer, stated in a statement that the hotelier has businesses run on his behalf by staff.
Nevertheless, words from the documents said, “Like every other Nigerian and a parent for that matter, Chief Adedoyin is saddened by the death of the young man.
“And for the avoidance of any doubt, Chief Adedoyin is not only an educationist and hotelier but also an established business man with investments in different other sectors of the economy.
“So, he does not involve in the day-to-day running of the hotel and indeed his other business establishments as such roles are left in the hands of hundreds of his employees.
“We therefore wish to say, once again, that Chief Adedoyin and members of his family are not ritualists and will never condescend to such devlish act.
“So, we call on the media, especially the bloggers to verify information before going to press and also allow the police to conduct proper investigations on the death of the young man and bring anyone culpable to justice.
“We also urge the police on their part not to be swayed by the social media rumours being spread around on the matter rather to remain professionals in their investigations even as we wish to express our sincere condolences and sympathy to the Adegoke’s family while we pray God to comfort them.”