An Osun state high court sitting in Osogbo has rejected the bail applications of Rahman Adedoyin and six other suspects arrested over the death of Timothy Adegoke.

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Adegoke, a postgraduate student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), was said to have traveled from Abuja to write an exam at a distance learning centre in Moro, Osun state on November 5.

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

The police had arrested Adedoyin and the six suspects said to be staff members of Hilton Hotels and Resort, Ile-Ife where the deceased lodged.

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Adedoyin is the owner of the hotel.

The six other suspects include Adedeji Adesola, Magdalene Chiefuna, Adeniyi Aderogba, Oluwale Lawrence, Oyetunde Kazeem, and Adebayo Kunle.

The suspects are facing an 11-count charge bordering on conspiracy and murder among others — although they all pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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Last Thursday, Oyebola Adepele-Ojo, the presiding judge, ordered that the suspects should be remanded at the Ilesa correctional facility.

But the suspects had prayed the court to grant their bail applications on health grounds.

When the trial resumed on Monday, however, the judge held that the defendants’ health is not critical to justify approval of their bail applications.

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