The Coroner overseeing the inquest into the death of the first executive governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, has threatened to issue a bench warrant on the Commissioner of Police in the state and other police officers.
Taiwo Solaja, the pathologist who carried out an an autopsy on the deceased, had said he died of excessive overdose of analgesics, sedatives and alcohol.
Also speaking, the chief medical director of Biket Hospital, Osogbo, Dr. Adebisi Adenle said Adeleke was brought to his hospital dead on Sunday, April 23.
He said he met Adeleke over 20 years ago while working at the State Hospital, Ede, when he treated a girl who was rushed to the facility because of convulsion.
He said the autopsy carried out by him and his team was performed in the presence of the Police Divisional Officer of Dugbe Police Station, Osogbo, SP Ogunkanmi Gbemileke and two other pathologists from LAUTECH.
Also, Adeleke's family who condemned the contradictory testimonies at the coroner's inquest yesterday, vowed to take legal action against the "unfortunate and unprofessional conduct" exhibited by the medical practitioner in the matter. "The Nigerian police did the toxicology examination and the result was given to me on May 15, 2017".
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"When the family asked him when the report would be ready, he responded that it would be ready "as soon as possible", he said. "Analgin is also an outlawed drug, I wonder where the so called person got that from", he said.
A nurse who allegedly administered injections on late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, Alfred Aderibigbe, on Thursday disclosed that he has been administering injections on the deceased lawmaker for a long time.
In his reaction, Mr. Lasisi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the autopsy report was not with him.
Alabi explained that due to the psychological trauma experienced recently by Aderibigbe, he was not prepared to give evidence before the coroner.
"Maybe, they are talking out of ignorance because I don't have the result", he said. The deceased was sedated and was given an overdose of analgesic.
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.