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Court orders police to allow Oduduwa varsity founder, Ramon access to healthcare’

 Court orders police to allow Oduduwa varsity founder, Ramon access to healthcare’

Ramon Adegoke Adedoyin

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Inspector General of Police to allow detained founder of Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife, Dr. Ramon Adegoke Adedoyin access quality medical facility of his choice.

Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the order yesterday in a ruling on a motion filed by Adedoyin through his lawyer, Kunle Adegoke (SAN). The IGP, who is the sole respondent, was not represented in court.

Adegoke told the court that its order made on December 6, for the service of all processes in the case on the respondent, was duly complied with.

The applicant’s lawyer said he also visited the police headquarters on Wednesday to meet with senior police personnel to intimate them that the case was slated for Thursday and the need for the IGP to be represented in court.

Adegote, who said he was surprised that the IGP was not represented despite being aware of the case, urged the court to grant either of the two prayers contained in an ex-parte motion, which the court converted to a motion on notice by the December 6 ruling.

Justice Ekwo issued an order directing the IGP to take to or allow the applicant to access quality medical facilities of his choice pending the conclusion of the  investigation and possible arraignment of the applicant or pending determination of the fundamental rights enforcement application filed for the applicant.

Adedoyin is said to be the owner of the Hilton Hotel, Ile Ife, Osun State, where a Master’s student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Timothy Adegoke was allegedly murdered.

In the fundamental rights enforcement suit, Adedoyin, who claimed to have been in police custody since November 15, wants the court to among others, declare his detention unlawful and to order his release.

In a supporting affidavit, Chief Segun Aworinde, who described himself as Adedoyin’s younger brother, said despite being informed that Adedoyin was hypertensive and diabetic, the police has refused to release him or allow him access quality health facility since he was arrested on November 15.

Justice Ekwo ruled that Adedoyin be allowed access to health care of his choice. THENATION

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