Still on the case of the mysterious death of Timothy Adegoke, the MBA student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state, Hilton Hotel Owner, Dr Ramon Adedoyin’s legal team, has petitioned the Osun state police command to probe an Ibadan-based journalist, Oriyomi Hamzat, for cyberbullying and defamation.
Head of the legal team, Abiodun Williams, in a petition addressed to the state Commissioner of Police, Wale Olokode, obtained in Osogbo on Monday, called for the probe of Hamzat’s phone log, alleging that a police operative was divulging critical information to the journalist regarding the probe into the death of Timothy Adegoke at Adedoyin’s Hilton Hotel.
The lawyer further alleged Oriyomi of misleading and inciting the public against police authorities through social media, since investigation commenced into the circumstances surrounding Adegoke’s death.
The petition read in parts, “We sadly observed that in the video titled ‘More Update on Dr Rahman Adedoyin and Timothy Adegoke Murder Case’ posted on the same channels in November 2021, Mr Oriyomi Hamzat placed a call to a person that appears to be one of your officers in the Anti-Kidnapping Squad, Osun State Command, who in turn divulged critical information on the ongoing police investigations to thousands of viewers around the world.
“This is not only highly unprofessional, but it is also an outright act of gross irresponsibility. We are of the opinion that if Mr Oriyomi Hamzat’s phone number and call logs are subjected to diligent investigation, the identity or identities of some of your men that are sabotaging your commendable efforts on this case may be revealed.”
Adedoyin’s legal team is also demanding that Oriyomi be invited for questioning over possible criminal charges filed against him for defamation, character assassination, cyberbullying, misinformation and inciting the public against the police authority.
The petition added that Oriyomi’s activities may derail police investigations and cause perversion of the course of justice.