The coroner’s inquest set up to identify the time, place, cause of death and circumstances surrounding the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke has recommended the nurse who administered overdose drugs on the late Senator for prosecution.
The coroner gave the recommendation as the inquest came to a close Tuesday
The inquest headed by Olusegun Ayilara, a magistrate, started sitting on May 8, 2017 and called several witnesses.
Those, who testified at the inquest included Osun State Deputy Governor, Otunba Titi Laouye-Tomori; Chief Medical Director of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Prof. Akeem Lasisi; LAUTECH Chief Pathologist, Dr. Taiwo Solaja, Head of Homicide Department, Nigeria Police Force, Osun State Command, SP Eleta, among others.
Magistrate Ayilara revealed that Senator Adeleke died between 9:30-10:15am Sunday, April 23, 2017.
He further revealed that from his findings, the deceased died on his way to Becket hospital from his town home in Ede, Osun State.
The Coroner also ruled out poison as the cause of death following evidences from the autopsy and toxicology reports.
“There were no traces of poison and metal in the system of the deceased. The cause of death is aspiration caused by a drug overdose following the statement by the Pathologist, Dr. Taiwo Solaja”, he said.
Subsequently, Ayilara recommended the prosecution of the nurse, Alfred Aderibigbe, who administered multiple doses of banned drugs, Steroids, Analgesics and Sedatives on late Senator Adeleke, saying his testimony was at variance with the toxicology reports independently carried out by the Nigerian Police.
The Coroner after reading his ruling, declared the inquest closed.