Adeleke: Osun deputy governor appear before coroner panel

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The Osun Deputy Governor, Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori, on Monday appeared before the coroner panel set up by Gov. Rauf Aregbesola, to probe the death of Sen. Isiaka Adeleke.

Laoye-Tomori, who arrived the courtroom at around 10:35 a.m., said she waived her immunity to appear before the coroner to give evidence because of the importance of the probe.

Media reports have it 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.

The jurors are citizens of the county in which the death took place.

Deputy Gov. Laoye-Tomori and the late Adeleke were said to have sat side by side each other at the burial of the grandmother of Mr. Amobi Akintola, the APC Senatorial Chairman in Osun West Senatorial District on April 22.

She tendered her manifest for April 22 as an exhibit before the coroner chairman, Mr. Olusegun Ayilara.

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

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

 

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