The Chief Medical Director, Ladoke Akintola University
of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Prof Akeem Lasisi, has
testified that the late senator Isiaka Adeleke, died of an overdose of
banned injections. .
a coroner, Mr Olusegun Ayilara, in Osogbo, on Monday, Lasisi, who spoke
from the witness box, said 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. .
who said he saw Adeleke’s corpse on a table at LAUTECH’s morgue, added
that a pathologist, one Dr Solaja; two resident doctors, who are also
pathologists; the 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. .
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. .
CMD stated that the aide mentioned the names of the various injections
administered on him before his death and the aide (in company with other
aides) was asked to go and bring them. .
CMD stated that he did not ask for the name of the person who treated
Adeleke but he wanted to know what was administered and the competence
of the person that administered the drugs. He said among the injections
given to Adeleke was Analgin, which he said was outlawed when the late
Prof Dora Akunyili was the DG of NAFDAC. .
family members went home to get them. 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. .
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. His aide said these were
what he was given,” he added.