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Why autopsy on slain OAU student is delayed — Police

The Osun State Police Command Sunday explained that the autopsy on the slain post-graduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Timothy Adegoke, was delayed because his family’s insisted on being part of the process.

The command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the autopsy would be carried out today at the Osun State University Teaching Hospital (UTH), Osogbo.

She said the deceased’s body was deposited at UTH as against the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH) which she erroneously mentioned during a radio programme “based on misinformation.”

She also said that no part of the deceased’s body was removed when it was exhumed in the presence of his family members, the police and the pathologist, as being rumoured.

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“The family has indicated that they’ll be available on Monday for the conduct of the autopsy.

“I’ll like to add that the deceased’s family members were equally present when the remains of the deceased were exhumed.

“The police, a pathologist and family members of the deceased witnessed the exhumation of the body and the family members can attest to it that no body part of the deceased was missing,” she said.

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NAN reports that Adegoke was said to have travelled to Osun to sit for an examination at OAU Distance Learning Centre, Moro in Ife North Local Government Area when he was declared missing on November 7.

The remains of the deceased were later reportedly evacuated from a forest on Ede/Ife road by the police.

Six suspects, said to be staff members of Hilton Hotels and Resort, Ile-Ife, and the owner, Mr Ramon Adedoyin, were arrested after investigation had revealed that the late Adegoke checked into the facility before he was declared missing. (NAN)

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