The chairman of Sure Etiquette Media Plus Ltd, Oriyomi Hamzat, has been arrested in the early hours of Thursday over the death of Timothy Adegoke, an MBA student of the Obafemi Awolowo University found dead a few months ago.
Hamzat is also the founder of Agidigbo FM, Ibadan, Oyo State; Agidigbo FM, Lagos and Agidigbo Television.
In a statement by Adebayo Yousuph, the Head of Station, Agidigbo 88.7 FM, Ibadan, Oriyomi Hamzat had in the few days preceding his arrest been subjected to regular invites and questioning by several security operatives, including but not limited to the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB), all of which he dutifully honoured and attended to.
“The premise of these invites and questioning is not unconnected with his consistent call for due diligence in the trial of Chief Rahman Adegoke Adedoyin over the death of Timothy Adegoke who died under unfortunate circumstances in the former’s hotel in Osun State.
“It would be realised that Mr. Oriyomi Hamzat’s constant call for justice for the deceased has been a source of concern for the accused,” the statement reads in part.
The entire situation began to escalate when the SIB started plans to hand over Mr. Hamzat to the Force Intelligence Bureau and in the early hours of Thursday, he was arrested and whisked away to Abuja.
Timothy Adegoke died under mysterious circumstances in November. He had travelled to Ile-Ife from Abuja with the hope of sitting for exams at the OAU Distance Learning Centre. He was initially declared missing on November 7, but his corpse was soon found near Hilton Hotel and Resorts, Ile-Ife, a hotel owned by Adedoyin.