The management of Agidigbo FM, Ibadan, Oyo State, has confirmed the arrest of its founder, Alhaji Oriyomi Hamzat, alleging that he was arrested on Thursday morning over his call for justice in the murder of Timothy Adegoke, a Postgraduate student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.

Adegoke died in a hotel owned by Rahmon Adedoyin in Ile-Ife last year.

Adedoyin and his staff have been arrested in connection with the death of Adegoke, a native of Eruwa in Oyo state.

The management of the station has however claimed that its owner was arrested because he has been calling for a thorough investigation in the murder case.

Yousuph Grey Adebayo, Head of Station, Agidigbo 88.7 FM, Ibadan in a statement made available to DAILY POST alleged that the owner of the station was arrested only because he has been calling for justice in the murder of the deceased.

Adebayo said that Hamzat, has in the past few days 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.

He added that Hamzat has been arrested and has been whisked away by the police to Abuja.

Adebayo, who spoke further, appealed to all Nigerians to lend their voice to ensure that Hamzat is not subjected to inhumane treatment and undue incarceration because he is standing for the truth.

“We have been inundated with repeated calls and messages since the early hours of today following widespread concerns by well-meaning Nigerians home and abroad, our colleagues in the media and the general public about the safety of our Chairman at Sure Etiquette Media Plus Ltd, the parent company for Agidigbo FM, Ibadan, Agidigbo FM, Lagos and Agidigbo Television, Mr. Oriyomi Hamzat.

“Hence, we will like to use this medium to inform everyone that Mr. Oriyomi Hamzat has in the past few days 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,” he said.

“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 realized that Mr. Oriyomi Hamzat’s constant call for justice for the deceased has been a source of concern for the accused.

“However, the entire situation began to escalate when the SIB started plans to hand over Mr. Hamzat to the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) and in the early hours of today, Thursday, 26th of May, 2022, he was arrested and as we speak has been whisked away to Abuja.

Police arrested Hamzat for demanding justice for murdered Timothy Adegoke – Adigigbo FM alleges