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FEMI FALANA TAKES OVER THE PROSECUTION OF THE ALLEGED MURDER OF OAU POST GRADUATE STUDENT CASE-OSUN STATE GOVERNMENT

FEMI FALANA TAKES OVER THE PROSECUTION OF THE ALLEGED MURDER OF OAU POST GRADUATE STUDENT CASE-OSUN STATE GOVERNMENT

 

The Human Rights Activist and a legal practitioner, Femi Falana, SAN has taken over prosecution of the alleged mysterious death of a Master student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Timothy Adegoke.

Adegoke allegedly died on November 5, 2021 mysteriously at Hilton Hotel and Resort, Ile Ife owned by one Rahmon Adedoyin. The defendants in the matter, Adedoyin with other six staff of the hotel are facing trial before the High Court of Osun State on 11 counts bordering on conspiracy, murder, forgery, misdemeanour among others

In a statement, Osun Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Oluwafemi Akande, explained that the Chamber of Femi Falana, SAN had applied for fiat to take over the process.

The statement added that the family of the deceased also wrote to the office of the Attorney General to allow Femi Falana, SAN take over the prosecution, which was granted.

“The alleged case of murder was first investigated by Osun State Police Command but was later taken over by the IGP Office in Abuja.

It will be remembered that after the investigation the Police filed criminal charge against the suspects in Abuja.

“The case was later moved to Osogbo by the Nigeria Police following the application by Femi Falana, SAN as the locus in quo.

“While the Police Prosecutors were prosecuting the case, the deceased family’s Counsel, Falana and Falana & Co, watched brief for the victim and witnessed the proceedings.

“On 1st April 2022, Femi Falana, SAN, applied to the Office of the Attorney General for a fiat to take over the prosecution of the case.

“Thereafter, the deceased’s family wrote a letter to the Attorney General requesting for the Chambers of Femi Falana, SAN to be allowed to prosecute the matter.

“The learned silk letter and that of the family were immediately processed and the fiat requested for has since been granted.

“The Office of Femi Falana,,SAN had already collected the letter conveying the fiat of the Attorney General to the learned silk.

“The position as at today, in law, is that the office of Femi Falana, SAN is in full charge of the prosecution of the case”.

 

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