Nurse Denies Administering Overdose Drugs To Late Adeleke

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Professor Akeem Lasisi, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital, has said that Senator Isiaka Adeleke was given an overdose of a banned drug which led to his death. So, we asked for the person who knew the conditions surrounding the death of the senator. "'Is he a nurse"?, he said he didn't know but the person was a face they were used to.

Mr Alfred Aderibigbe, the nurse who treated Senator Isiaka Adeleke before he died, on Thursday in Osogbo told a coroner inquest that he never administered a drug overdose on the late politician as was reported.

Aderibigbe said: "I was sleeping when I heard some people banging my door around 4a.m. on April 23, 2017".

The family has said the medical practitioners handling the autopsy have been "unprofessional" in their conduct.

"The family members went home to get them". But Dipo suddenly told me that his hand moved, so I called out his name but he did not answer, so I moved close to him and I discovered that he had just very faint breath.

"The drugs which the senator kept with me that were to be administered on him were Analgin injection, Diazepam injection, photroine injection and hydrocortisone".

All of these were empty and his aide said these were what he was given.

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He also said the Mr. Adeleke was injected with Analgin, an analgesic outlawed by the National Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, several years ago. "I called him "Gov", but he did not respond".

When asked the function of diacepham drug, Aderibigbe said it was for sedation, even as he submitted that the organs of a person that is sedated can not function properly and that it is unsafe to central nervous system. He (the aide) said he later went back to check him and saw that the senator's eyes were wide open but he wasn't breathing.

Late Adeleke, a three-term senator on the platform of the APC, was popularly called "Serubawon" and was preparing to contest the 2018 governorship election in Osun state.

During the second sitting of the inquest at the Osun State High Court, the alleged host of one of the last social event attended by the late Senator Adeleke claimed he did not eat at his party but the Deputy Governor, Titi Tomori-Laoye, testified otherwise.

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun West Senatorial District, Mr Amobi Akintola has cleared the air on a rumour making the round.

Meanwhile, the chairman of APC in Osun West Senatorial District, Mr Amobi Akintola, told the panel that late Adeleke did not eat any food at the burial of his grandmother on April 22.

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