The protracted sitting on the death of former Governor and Senator, Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke has resumed again as an Osun State High Court sitting in Ede has fixed July 6th for further hearing on the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of late Senator.
The presiding Judge, Justice Ayo Oyebiyi gave the notice of
adjournment after the prosecuting team led by the Acting Solicitor
General and Permanent Secretary, Osun State Ministry of Justice,
Dapo Adeniji closed his case.
Adeniji closed the case of the prosecuting team after calling the last
witness, which was the ninth witness last Friday.
The ninth witness, a Division Police Officer in charge of Dugbe Police
Station, Osogbo, Mr Ogunkanmi Gbemileke, said he directed his
officers to sign the autopsy and coroner form before the commencement
of test on the late Senator.
He explained that the police team moved all other necessary samples to
the police headquarters Osogbo after the pathologist had conducted
examination in the corpse at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.
He said one Oladipo Fabode brought a polythene bag to LAUTECHTH which contains used drugs, and later handed it over to him.
The witnessed stated that he didn’t participate in the autopsy but his men did thorough investigations on the corpse and presented a report to the coroner inquest.
Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara-led coroner inquest had recommended late
Adeleke’s personal Nurse, Alfred Aderibigbe, for prosecution.
The coroner held that the suspect administered a drug overdose on the late Senator, thus causing his death.
Consultant Pathologist, who carried out the autopsy on Adeleke’s corpse, Dr Taiwo Sholaja, also told the coroner that late Adeleke died of a drug overdose.