Adegoke Murder: I Lost Hope Of Getting Justice, Says Wife
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The Nation reports that Mrs. Bolatito Adegoke, the wife of the late Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) postgraduate student, Timothy Adegoke, has spoken about
Bolatito, yesterday said she had lost hope of getting justice, but the death sentence on his killers restored it.
Mr. Adegoke had lodged in the Hilton Hotel and Resort, Ile-Ife, Osun State owned by Dr. Rahmon Adedoyin before he was murdered.
On Tuesday, the Chief Judge of Osun State, Justice Oyebola Ojo convicted and sentenced Adedoyin, the hotel’s manager Adeniyi Aderogba, and its supervisor Oyetunde Kazeem to death by hanging for the murder.
The hotel’s receptionist Adesola Adedeji bagged two years imprisonment for altering receipts, while three other defendants were discharged and acquitted.
Reacting to the judgment, Mrs. Adegoke told The Nation on the phone that the murder tested her faith in God, but that the judgment restored it and gave her family relief.
She said: “I am very glad over the judgment of the court on those who killed my husband. God has given us, the family of Adegoke, succor to rejoice. I had lost hope in justice and I doubted the existence of God, but my faith in him has been rekindled.
“Since the death of my husband, I have not been mentally stable but with the judgment of the court, I am happy and glad.”[NewsNaira]