How Adeleke Died Of Overdose of Banned Injection
Facts have emerged in Osogbo, Osun State Capital that the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke died of overdose of banned injection.
The Chief Medical Director, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Prof Akeem Lasisi said this while testifying before a coroner instituted by the state government on Monday.
He said that he received a call from the Chief Medical Director of Biket Hospital, Osogbo, Dr Adebisi Adenle on April 23 informing him that the senator had died.
He told the coroner that the senator was injected with Analgin, a drug already banned by former Director General of NAFDAC, Professor Dora Akunyili.
“ We saw two ampoules of Analgin, four ampoules of valium (diazepam) – 10ml each making 40 milligrammes, one ampoule of pentazocine, one ampoule of gentamicin and two ampoules of hydrocortisone.
Lasisi said that he saw the corpse of Adeleke laid on a table at the LAUTECH morgue when he arrived the place after the call.
According to him autopsy was carried out on the body by a pathologist, one Dr Solaja and two resident doctors, who are also pathologists.
Lasisi said that Officer in Charge of Homicide, Osun State Police Command; Divisional Police Officer, Dugbe Police Station, Osogbo; and the Consultant Pathologist, LAUTECH, were all present when an autopsy was carried out on Adeleke.
He revealed how one of the senator’s aides said that the late politician was complaining of leg pain and somebody treated him.
Investigation later revealed that the person who treated Adeleke was not a doctor but might be a nurse.
“The person injected the deceased severally with banned injection to reduce the leg pain, which eventually led to the senator’s death,” Lasisi testified.