Coroner Says Adeleke Died Of Drug Overdose

[caption id="attachment_20606" align="alignnone" width="800"]Late Isiaka Adeleke[/caption]

*Recommends Prosecution Of Senator’s Nurse – 

The coroner’s inquest set up by the Osun State government to identify the cause of the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke, has delivered its final ruling.


The inquest headed by Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara, which begun sitting on May 8, 2017, delivered its verdict on Tuesday.

Magistrate Ayilara stated that Sen. Adeleke died between 9:30- 10:15am Sunday 23rd April 2017, on his way to Becket hospital from his town home in Ede, Osun State.

The Coroner also ruled out poison as the cause of death following evidences from the autopsy and toxicology reports.


“There were no traces of poison and metal in the system of the deceased. The cause of death is aspiration caused by a drug overdose following the statement by the Pathologist Dr. Taiwo Solaja” the coroner revealed.

Since the commencement of the inquest earlier in the month, several witnesses have testified before the coroner. The witnesses includes Osun State Deputy Governor, Otunba Titi Laouye-Tomori; Chief Medical Director of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomosho LAUTECH, Prof. Akeem Lasisi; LAUTECH Chief Pathologist, Dr. Taiwo Solaja, Head of Homicide Department, Nigeria Police Force, Osun State Command, SP Eleta among many others.

The Magistrate recommended the prosecution of the nurse, Mr. Alfred Aderibigbe for administering multiple doses of banned drugs, Steroids, Analgesics and Sedatives on the late senator.

Mr. Ayilara said his testimony did not correlate with the toxicology reports independently carried out by the Nigerian Police, before subsequently declaring the inquest closed.


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