Olugbade Adegoke, elder brother of the deceased, told FIJ on Wednesday that arrangements had been concluded by the Adegoke extended family to lay the Abuja-based accountant to rest.
“The family has concluded arrangements to bury my brother. We have also released our burial arrangement plans to the public,” said Olugbade.
Adegoke’s body has been at the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH), Osogbo, for several weeks because of a police investigation into his death at Hilton Hotel and Resort, Ile-Ife, where he was lodged.
Rahmon Adedoyin, the owner of the hotel, and six others are currently in police custody over the incident.
“We now have an understanding as a family that his body is no longer required in the ongoing investigation being carried out by the police. As such, we have concluded plans to claim Timothy’s body from the morgue at LAUTECH, Osogbo, so he can be buried,” Olugbade told FIJ.
Adegoke is to be buried in Eruwa, his hometown in Oyo State.
Meanwhile, the police have refused to make public the content of the autopsy report carried out on Adegoke’s body on December 8, 2021.
FIJ made several calls to Frank Mba, Nigeria Police spokesperson, for updates on the ongoing investigation, but they were not answered. A text message sent to him had also not been responded to at press time.
2023: You Are The One To Decide Because I’ve Come With Not Just Naira But Also Dollars, Pounds And Euros For You – Governorship Aspirant, Senator Adeleke Tells Voters
Osun State governorship hopeful, Senator Ademola Adeleke, during his campaign told the crowd that he has come with lots of money to give to voters so they can elect him in the forthcoming elections.
The Senator who represented the Osun-west senatorial district between 2017 and 2019, is contesting for the governorship position under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking during a campaign, Adeleke told voters that he arrived with money for them.
“If it’s about money, I have come with money,” Senator Adeleke says in Yoruba while patting his pocket.
He tells them he isn’t there with only Naira but also with Dollars, Pounds and Euros.
“Fire for fire,” he adds as his audience hail him.
Primaries: Politicians Buy Up Fuel, Hotels Booked Out For Delegates
Many Abuja hotels have also been fully booked on Saturday, including smaller hotels on the outskirts. THISDAY checks showed that some presidential hopefuls paid for fuel in most petrol stations.
A source told THISDAY that one top politician paid for fuel in eight filling stations for the benefit of his delegates.
“You are seeing long queues everywhere because the politicians involved have purchased fuel in most of the petrol stations,” stated the source. “One popular politician paid for petroleum products in eight filling stations while others are also competing to buy up fuel in other stations to enable the movement of their delegates.”
The source also mentioned that political parties had secured accommodation in various hotels in Abuja for delegates.
“All the hotels in Abuja are fully booked. My boss sent me to secure a hotel which we were initially told was available, but when I got there, we were told another group beat us to it,” revealed the source. “Even in Gwagwalada and other hotels in the outskirts, it is the same thing. They are all booked.”
Another source said, “The same politicians buying up petroleum products as we were told even booked hotel accommodation two weeks ago.”
During political party primaries, most parts of Abuja are flooded with party delegates and their teeming supporters. Some delegates sleep inside party support vehicles and sometimes on the streets.