Fresh facts emerge on Isiaka Adeleke’s death as family insist on autopsy
Determined to uncover the exact cause of Senator Isiaka Adeleke’s shocking death at 62, on Sunday, April 23, 2017, his family members, led by his younger brother, Deji, have postponed his burial, transferring his corpse to the Ladoke Akintola Teaching Hospital, in Oshogbo, Osun State, for an autopsy to be carried out first.
Initially slated for burial today in Ede, his homestead, and with the Islamic clerics who would perform the rites already on ground, everything, however, changed when allegations that he was either killed with juju or poison dominated discourse.
Not just that, dozens of the first executive governor of Osun State and two-term senator’s supporters who until his death was the chairman of the Senate Committee on Capital Market literally went on rampage protesting his sudden demise. And pointing accusing fingers here and there.
Adeleke, earlier intended for burial by 4pm, died in the early hours of the day at Biket Hospital in Oshogbo. He had engaged in long political meetings hours before on his desire to return as Osun’s governor. He again attended some events earlier in the day. Then, he was said to have suddenly taken ill, was rushed to the hospital where he eventually gave up the ghost – allegedly due to heart attack.
His burial, contrary to Islamic injunctions, may now take place tomorrow (Monday, April 24, 2017).
He reportedly complained about leg and stomach difficulties; was injected by his personal physician, but rather than get better, his condition kept deteriorating, leading to his movement to Biket Hospital, where he finally breathed his last.
Notable Nigerians, including President Muhammadu Buhari, have been condoling the family since the sad news broke.
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