The federal high court in Abuja has ordered Usman Alkali Baba, the inspector general of police (IGP), to allow Ramon Adedoyin, owner of Hilton Hotels and Resorts in Ile-Ife, Osun State, get medical treatment.

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Adedoyin was arrested on November 17 over the alleged murder of Timothy Adegoke, the master’s degree student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), in his hotel.

Adegoke was said to have travelled from Abuja to write an exam at the OAU distance learning centre in Moro, Osun on November 5.

He was, however, declared missing two days later — only to be found dead.

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It is understood that the hotelier had been in police custody since he was arrested.

During his arraignment on Thursday, Inyang Ekwo, the judge, ordered that the hotelier be granted access to any medical facility of his choice pending the hearing and determination of his fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed before the court.

The judge, thereafter, adjourned the trial till January 21, 2022 for continuation.

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The development comes after Adedoyin instituted a lawsuit against the IGP, asking the court to grant him bail pending the conclusion of an investigation into the allegations against him.

In the suit, filed through Kunle Adegoke, his lawyer, Adedoyin had claimed that he is suffering from diabetes and hypertension.

He then prayed the court to compel the police to allow him access to any medical facility of his choice.

But when the case appeared before the court on Monday, the court denied his request for bail and access to medical treatment.

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The court only ordered the IGP, who is the only defendant in the suit, to be  served with the court documents for his lawyer to appear in court.

The judge also ordered the police to appear in court for the case on Thursday.

The IGP, however, failed to appear in court as directed by the judge.

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