Adeleke Was Not Poisoned – Pathologist

Contrary to the insinuation by his family that Senator Isiaka Adeleke might have been poisoned due to his governorship ambition, the report by pathologist has shown that it was not so.

A Consultant Anatomic Pathologist, Mr. Olufemi Solaja who worked on the late senator’s body for autopsy at the Ladoke Akintola Univeristy Teaching Hospital, Osogbo said that no poison or metal was found in the corpse.

He told the coroner instituted by the Osun State Government on Wednesday that the results of toxicology carried out on the senator’s body revealed no poison or metal.

Solaja said this while testifying before the coroner, Mr. Olusegun Ayilara.
However, Solaja stated that what the autopsy revealed were excessive levels of alcohol, analgesics and sedatives.

He said, “My impression is that he died of asphyxiation with multiple drugs overdose. “

On Tuesday, the Chief Medical Director of LAUTHC told the coroner that the late senator died of overdose of banned injection given to him by unidentified person.

One of the aides of the late senator had told the hospital that his boss complained of leg pain prior to his death.

He said that somebody who was well known to the senator but not a trained doctor had injected him with Analgin, a drug banned by the former Director General of NAFDAC, Professor Dora Akunyili.

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