Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN) and Human Rights lawyer Femi Falana has taken over the prosecution of the mysterious death of Timothy Adegoke, a Master’s student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Adegoke died mysteriously on November 5th, 2021 at Hilton Hotel and Resort, Ile Ife owned by Chief Rahmon Adedoyin.
Adedoyin with six other staff is facing trial before Justice Oyebola Ojo on 11 counts bordering on conspiracy, murder, forgery, and misdemeanor among others.
A statement by Osun Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Oluwafemi Akande, explained the Chamber of Femi Falana SAN had applied for fiat to take over the process.
The family of the deceased also wrote to the office of the Attorney General to allow Femi Falana SAN to take over the prosecution, which was granted.
“On 1st April 2022, Femi Falana, SAN, applied to the Office of the Hon. Attorney General for 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 Chief Femi FALANA SAN had already collected the letter conveying the fiat of the Attorney General to the learned silk.
“The position as of today, in law, is that the office of Chief Femi FALANA SAN is in full charge of the prosecution of the case”.
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