The Chief Medical Doctor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Osun State, Prof. Akeem Lasisi revealed, Tuesday, that late Isiaka Adeleke was given a fatal dose of banned injection.
The CMD told the coroner panel that the Chief Medical Director of Biket Hospital, Osogbo, Dr Adebisi Adenle, called him on the telephone on April 23, to tell him that Adeleke had died.
Prof. Lasis told the court that one of the aides of the late senator told him that the deceased complained of leg pain and somebody treated him.
Lasisi said the aide told him that the person, who treated Adeleke was not a doctor but could not say if he was a nurse.
He said:: “I saw the corpse. Before any process of examination of any diagnosis in medicine, there is what we call history before examination.
“So, we asked for the person who knew the conditions surrounding the death of the senator.
“So, the family pointed to one of the aides and the aide said he (Adeleke) was active the previous day and he came at midnight and started complaining of leg pain.
“So, they sent for somebody who came to give him injections.
“I asked clearly the medical status of the person that administered the injections. I asked, ‘Is the person a doctor?’ but he said no. ‘Is he a nurse’?, he said he didn’t know but the person was a face they were used to.
“He mentioned various injections, so at that point I asked him if could lay his hands on the empty ampoules of the injections.
“The family members went home to get them. The injections were five per cent dextrose. We saw empty sachets; it was like a fluid and with it, we saw an intravenous fluid-giving set and scalp vein needle. We saw that empty.
“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.
“All of these were empty and his aide said these were what he was given.”
He also added that after he had been given, he (Adeleke) called him that he doesn’t want to entertain any visitor and he went to sleep.
“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.”