The families of Mr. Adegoke Timothy Oludare, 37, have cried out over the whereabouts of their brother, who has been missing since November 5, 2021.
The native of Eruwa in Ibarapa East Local Government of Oyo State, Timothy was said to have departed Abuja to Ile-Ife for his examination at Obafemi Awolowo University where he’s presently studying for his Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Oludare was said to have lodged in Hilton Hotels and Resorts, owned by Mr Rahman Adegoke Adedoyin. The hotel is located in Ife, Osun State.
According to the report gathered from his family, “Timothy left Abuja on Friday 5th November 2021 to Akure airport, from there to Ife. He later lodged at Hilton Honour Hotel at Ile Ife in Osun state. The hotel is located opposite Ife Central Local Government.
“It was at the hotel they allocated him room 305 after payment of thirty seven thousand naira (N37,000) for two nights.
“After we were unable to reach him, we went to the hotel with Police Anti-kidnaping squad of Oshogbo to make enquiries but they denied the identity of our brother at the hotel. After some hours of investigation, the police had to arrest like six of the hotel staffs, it was then they confirmed that Mr. Adegoke Timothy Oludare lodged at the hotel.
“In our efforts to trace the hotel inventory, we got to noticed that they have doctored the record documents for the days my brother spent there. As I speak to you, the six of them are still with the police, yet to reveal why they removed his contact for that day. The owner of the hotel is Adedoyin”.
Following a police investigation, money paid by Oludare for lodging was traced to one Adesola, who works in the hotel.
A source, however, allegedly that the owner of the hotel, who also owns Oduduwa University, Mr Rahman Adegoke Adedoyin and other workers initially denied that Oludare was at the hotel.
The source in a text made available to SaharaReporters said: “Adegoke Timothy Oludare is a student of Obafemi Awolowo University studying MBA executive programme. He is also a Director of Finance of FJJ Company. Adegoke Timothy Oludare frequented Ile-Ife between October 22nd to October 24th; October 29th to October 31st; and November 5th to November 7th, 2021 to take MBA exams at Obafemi Awolowo University and he had been consecutively lodging at Hilton Hotels and Resorts owned by Rahman Adedoyin.
“On Friday, November 5th, 2021, Adegoke Timothy Oludare contacted his wife (in Abuja) that he had arrived Ile-Ife and had lodged at an undisclosed hotel.
“The following morning, her wife was calling Adegoke Oludare’s phone line to extend morning greeting but the line kept ringing with no one picking up the call. The line was ringing throughout the day (Saturday 6th, 2021).
“Adegoke’s wife contacted relatives and the relatives immediately sent delegates to the examination centre of the OAU to confirm whether their son was in the examination hall. The examination coordinator checked the attendance for Saturday and Sunday (6th and 7th November) and they discovered that Adegoke Timothy Oludare did not come to take the exams.
“OAU Management and relatives proceeded to the police station to report the matter and investigation began. In the effort of the OAU Management, the chairman of the hoteliers’ association was contacted to reach out to hotels whether Adegoke Oludare lodged in any of the hotels but no positive response was received.
“On Wednesday, November 10th, 2021, wife of Adegoke Timothy Oludare discovered the receipt of the hotel in which her husband lodged the penultimate weekend to November 5th, 2021. The name of this Hotel was Hilton Hotels and Resorts.
“The investigation panel proceeded to Hilton to enquire whether Adegoke Oludare lodged again in the penultimate weekend which was 5th November 2021. They met the proprietor of this hotel (Chief Rahman Adegoke Adedoyin) but they denied that Adegoke Timothy Oludare lodged at their hotel.
“On Thursday 11th November 2021, investigation revealed that Adegoke Timothy Oludare transferred the sum of N37,000 from his account to a lady whose name is Adedeji Tobiloba Adesola and the details of the transfer showed that the transaction took place on Friday, 5th November 2021 that Adegoke Oludare’s wife claimed that her husband reported to have lodged at a hotel in Ile Ife.”
The source also alleged that an Islamic cleric was also involved in the matter and that six persons have been arrested as suspects in connection with the case.
“Upon tracking the phone number on the said account, it was discovered that the owner of that number was at that moment at the Hilton Hotels and Resorts owned by Rahman Adedoyin. Police proceeded to the venue and Adedeji Tobiloba Adesola was fished out to be a staffer of the said hotel.
“Adedeji Tobiloba Adesola was apprehended and she confessed to allocating room 35 of Hilton Hotels and Resorts to Adegoke Timothy Oludare the same Friday. She was arrested and she was taken to the police headquarters, Osogbo.
“On November 12, 2021, her confession led to arrests of 6 other suspects by the police. One of the suspects who is a self-acclaimed Alfa (Islamic cleric) claimed to have left Ile-Ife for Ejigbo on Friday.
“Before Alfa’s confession, police tracking had shown that Adegoke Timothy Oludare’s phone was moved from Ile-Ife to Ejigbo between 5th and 6th November, 2021.
“On November 13, 2021, the proprietor of Hilton Hotels and Resorts mobilised three lawyers to Osogbo in order to pervert the investigation process. The police also seem to be compromising in their investigation process.
“We call on well-meaning Nigerians to intervene and help us. Rahman Adedoyin is also the owner of Oduduwa University and he is claiming to be more powerful on this matter,” the source added.
However, when SaharaReporters tried to reach Adedoyin, his SA (Special Assistant), Mohammed Oladapo, who answered the call, said, “This is not Adedoyin. You are talking to his SA. Well, I can’t deny that it happened because the country itself is battling with insecurity. But, I won’t like to say anything so as not to jeopardise the investigation that is going on. You can call me back in the next two or three days.”