Adeleke: Coroner Threatens to Arrest Police Officers

Date Posted: May 18, 2017 at 6:05 am

The coroner inquest set up by Osun government to investigate the likely cause of Senator Isiaka Adeleke’s death on Tuesday threatened to issue warrant of arrest against the police officer in charge of Homicide and a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) if they fail to appear before on Wednesday.



The Chief Magistrate, Olusegun Ayilara, who made the threat during the ongoing proceeding at the state High Court, Osogbo, also summoned the state commissioner of police and the pathologist that carried out the postmortem examination on the late senator.

The Chief Medical Director of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Prof. Akeem Lasisi, on Monday testified before the panel that the pathologist that carried out the postmortem, Dr. Solaja, was the only person that could give detail of the result.

Prof. Lasisi further testified that the O/C Homicide and the DPO Dugbe Police Station were inside the mortuary with the pathologist when the sample for the postmortem was taken.

He also disclosed that overdose of some drugs administered on the late senator was another likely cause of his death.

He said, “When Adeleke’s corpse was brought to the hospital, his medical history revealed that one person that was neither a doctor nor a nurse injected him with some medicines when he complained of leg pain earlier before he died.”

Lasisi said the injection included five percent of dextrose, intravenous fluid glory set, scalp vein needle, two ampoules of Analgin, four ampoules of 10ml Diazepam, one ampoule of Pentasozine, one ampoule of Getamacine and Valium.

He maintained that the drugs were given in excess dosage and could cause reflex collapse and blockage of respiratory system.

He added: “As a medical doctor of 27 years experience, I have never given 40ml of diazepam to any patient and Analgin is also an outlawed drug, I wonder where the so called person got that from.”

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