The police have arrested Oduduwa University owner Mr Ramon Adedoyin over the death of Timothy Adegoke, a postgraduate student of the Obafemi Awolowo University.
Mr Adedoyin owns Hilton Hotel and Resort, a facility Mr Adegoke lodged.
Mr Adegoke lodged in the hotel on November 5 to sit his examinations at the OAU distance learning centre in Moro, Osun.
The student was declared missing two days after lodging into the hotel and was later found dead.
The student’s body was found mutilated, with parts of his body buried near the hotel, according to the deceased’s family. An Islamic cleric who allegedly oversaw the ritual left with the victim’s phone, which was later tracked by authorities and led to his arrest.
The police command in Osun said in a statement that it had arrested six people linked to Mr Adegoke’s death.
A police spokeswoman in Osun, Yemisi Opalola, announced Mr Adedoyin was arrested on November 15.
According to the statement, Mr Adedoyin is undergoing interrogation in connection with the case while the police await an autopsy report from the hospital.
The command commended the public, especially the bereaved family, students, and OAU authorities, for their patience to allow the police to conduct a thorough investigation on the matter.