Senator Adeleke died of drug overdose – Autopsy

Senator Adeleke

The autopsy done on the remains of Isiaka Adeleke, the Osun West Senator and member of the Senate Committee on Marine Transport, who died on Sunday in Osogbo is suggesting that the late lawmaker had an overdose of painkillers in his system.

The sources said a medical examination of the tissues taken from the Senator’s body indicated he was injected with an overdose of painkillers.

“We learnt he was injected by one of his personal physicians said to have administered similar drugs on him in the past to suppress nagging pains in one of his legs,” one source said.

Another source claimed the man who administered the drug on the former governor was not a qualified doctor, and had since been arrested. 

Adeleke died early Sunday at Biket Hospital in Osogbo but was not buried te same day as scheduled after his younger brother, Deji, ordered an autopsy to be done at the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH) to ascertain the cause of death.

The preliminary result of the autopsy has since been made available to the family. 

An official of the hospital, who asked not to be named because he was not authorised to discuss the matter with the media, said, “There will still be more examination on the tissue sample collected so as to ascertain the exact cause of death as people have been speculating poison.”

The late senator was buried at his residence in Ede yesterday.