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Monday, 22 November 2021

Family demands presence as OAU student’s autopsy holds today

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The Osun University Teaching Hospital (UTH) has admitted the remains of Timothy Adegoke, the late postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Osun state for autopsy.

 
According to NAN, Waheed Oluogun, the consultant pathologist at UTH, who spoke on Monday in Osogbo, said the hospital management was waiting for the arrival of family members of the deceased or their representatives to commence the autopsy process.


“We are waiting for the relative or pathologist or any physician from the relative of the deceased to be present for the autopsy before we commence the post-mortem examination on the late Timothy Adegoke,” he said.


“The hospital can carry out the autopsy with the permission from the deceased’s family lawyer, but a relative still has to be present to re-identify the body so that there will not be any bias in the report.”

 
It is understood that the family had earlier demanded to be present during the commencement of the procedure.


Oluogun also said the autopsy would take about two hours while the result would take two to three weeks to be ready.


The pathologist added that the result of the autopsy would be released to the police when available.

 
Adegoke was said to have traveled from Abuja to write an exam at the OAU distance learning centre in Moro, Osun on November 5.


He was, however, declared missing two days later — only to be found dead.


According to the police, six suspects said to be staff members of the Hilton Hotels and Resort, Ile-Ife, and Ramon Adedoyin, the owner of the hotel where the deceased lodged, have been arrested.