“It is quite disheartening, that we live in a country where some of our supposed professionals can be so easily compromised by their paymasters without any regard to the oath they swore to as medical health practitioners”

Adeleke’s Family Rejects Autopsy

The family of Isiaka Adeleke, the late Senator who represented Osun west senatorial district in the 8th assembly, has rejected the result of the autopsy on the deceased citing unprofessional conduct.

The family, at a press conference in Ede, hometown of the deceased, on Wednesday, has also threatened to sue medical practitioners at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.

Deji, younger brother of the late senator, reacting to the testimony of health practitioners who appeared before the coroner’s inquest set up by Rauf Aregbesola, Governor of the state of Osun, revealed that the hospital had refused to release of the autopsy it carried out on the deceased.

“It is quite disheartening, that we live in a country where some of our supposed professionals can be so easily compromised by their paymasters without any regard to the oath they swore to as medical health practitioners,” he said at a press conference.

“The family has also noted with interest the contradictory testimonies at the coroner’s inquest as to whether Senator Isiaka Adeleke had anything to eat at the last party he attended that was hosted by an Osun state APC chieftain.

“The Adeleke family hereby puts it on record, that based on the high level of unprofessional conduct already displayed by the CMD of LAUTECH, the integrity of the yet to be ready autopsy must have been seriously compromised.

“The Adeleke family is consulting lawyers and is considering all legal options available to address this unfortunate and unprofessional conduct exhibited by the medical practitioners in this matter.”

The pathologist who carried out an autopsy on the deceased, Taiwo Solaja, had said he died of excessive overdose of analgesics, sedatives and alcohol declaring that there were no traces of poison or heavy metals in the toxicology report.

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