Nurse denies giving Adeleke drug overdose

Amos Gonzales
May 19, 2017

The shroud of mystery surrounding the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke has deepened after the coroner's inquest ordered by Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola revealed high levels of alcohol and a banned substance.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a coroner's inquest is an inquiry into the manner and cause of an individual's death, conducted by a coroner or deputy coroner with a court reporter and six jurors present.

Mr. Adeleke, however, said the family was anxious over the statement credited to Mr. Lasisi at the coroner inquest that the lawmaker died as a result of overdose of a banned injection when the result of the autopsy was yet to be delivered to the family.

"But the senator said I should not give him hydrocortisone because when he took it in Lagos, he had headache and was also vomiting".

Laoye-Tomori told the coroner that she made a decision to sit beside Adeleke at the event because of the humility exhibited by him by receiving her when she alighted from her auto.

Solaja said this while testifying before the coroner, Mr. Olusegun Ayilara.

She said the man who initially sat next to the late Adeleke vacated his seat for her.

Mr Alfred Aderibigbe, the nurse who treated Senator Isiaka Adeleke before he died, on Thursday in Osogbo told a coroner inquest that he never administered a drug overdose on the late politician as was reported.

Aderibigbe said it was later he found out that the little girl was Adeleke's daughter and the Senator later sent for him and gave him some money.

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He said those, who came with Adeleke ate but their principal did not eat the food they were served.

Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osun West Senatorial District, Amobi Akintola, on Monday claimed that the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, did not eat any thing at his grandmother, Bilikisu Salimonu's burial on April 22.

According to Akintola, "Adeleke was served Remmy Martins, but he brought his own Remmy Martins from his vehicle which he drank together with his friends".

"I quickly rushed to give him first aid of "cardiac massage", but I noticed that he didn't respond at all so, we screamed and other aides came in, took the auto out and they drove off to Biket Hospital where we were received by Dr Adenle Adebisi and the body of the senator was carried out on a stretcher".

In earlier testimonies before the coroner, the Chief Medical Director of Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Prof.

Adeleke was also the first civilian governor of Osun between January 1992 and November 1993 on the platform of defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Meanwhile, the Adeleke family had said that none of them would appear before the coroner panel to testify.

Aderibigbe, a registered nurse of 25 years who works at the Comprehensive Health Centre Edunabon Town, Ife North Local Government in Osun State as a Chief Nursing Officer, said he had treated the deceased for the past 15 years.

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