The coroner set up by the Osun State government to unravel the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke representing Osun West District of Osun State has delivered it’s verdict.
The inquest has said and the head of the coroner, Justice Olusegun Ayilara revealed that the late former civilian governor of Osun State died of drug overdose and not poisoned as being claimed.
He said all the evidences given by those that testified before the panel including the toxicology and autopsy reports indicates that he died of drug overdose administered on him by his nurse of about 20years, Alfred Aderibigbe.
Ayilara also held that the former governor did not die of poison as being widely speculated, but of aspiration of gastric content as a result of depression of central nervous system with blocking of airwaves caused by overdose.
He stated further that testimonies given by the nurse at the coroner contradicted his statement at the police, which indicated that the nurse was being economical with the truth.
The coroner had summoned 15 witnesses including the nurse that treated Adeleke shortly before he died, Mr. Alfred Aderibigbe. The pathologist, who carried out the autopsy on the corpse of the late politician, Dr. Taiwo Solaja, as well as the Chief Medical Director of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Prof. Akeem Lasisi, also testified.
Although the siblings of the deceased were summoned by the coroner, they said they would neither participate in the inquest nor support it. They alleged that the state government had a predetermined report and they just instituted the panel to arrive at that report which would favour them. source=notification