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Police re-arrest radio presenter, Hamzat over comments on OAU MBA student murder

THE chairman of Sure Etiquette Media Plus Ltd., the parent company for Agidigbo FM, Ibadan, Oyo State; Agidigbo FM, Lagos and Agidigbo Television, Oriyomi Hamzat, was again arrested by the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) section of the Nigerian Police Force in the early hours of Thursday over his comments on the death of the MBA student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Timothy Adegoke, who was found dead in a hotel facility in Ile-Ife a few months ago.

A statement signed and released by the Head of Station, Agidigbo 88.7 FM, Ibadan, Adebayo Yousuph, stated that Hamzat, who is also a presenter with the station 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,” the statement reads in part.

“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 read.
According to Yousuph the entire situation began to escalate when the SIB started plans to hand over

Hamzat to the FIB and in the early hours of Thursday, he was arrested and whisked away to Abuja.
The late Adegoke died under mysterious circumstances in November 2021. 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 found near Hilton Hotel and Resorts, Ile-Ife, owned by Dr Ramon Adedoyin.

Meanwhile, taking to Facebook, a social network platform, Hamzat in a video that is now viral informed Nigerians and the world about his whereabout and state of health, saying “I’m complete, fit and not sick. I have been arrested by police, the FIB. I was first arrested by the SIB and now the FIB.”

He kept mentioning Adedoyin to be behind his ordeal but pledged to his work truth and justice if he returns alive.

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