What and who killed Senator Isiaka Adeleke?
The first executive governor of Osun State and a serving senator, Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, died of drug overdose, an online news media SaharaReporters quoted a source as saying.
Isiaka Adeleke, the Osun West Senator died suddenly on Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, as a result of “an overdose of painkillers administered on him by an unqualified medical technician,” SaharaReporters has learned.
The Senator received the medication following complaints of serious pain in his legs at the beginning of day-long political rally and meetings.
The late Senator recently began preparations to run for governor in the state in 2018, a move that was seen a threat to some aspirants in the state.
On Saturday, reports say the flamboyant politician embarked on a series of political events, he was said to be complaining of pain, thereafter, painkillers was administered on him, “intravenously, relieving him of the pain.”
“When he woke up he complained of chest pain and fatigue, shortly after telling his aides not to allow any visitors to see him he had a heart attack and was pronounced dead at Biket Hospital in Oshogbo.”
The riots forced the state government to order an autopsy at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital.
SahararReporters learned that preliminary results from pathologists showed that the intravenous medication, fluid laced with a huge quantity of painkillers conspired to block his heart leading to a heart attack that killed him.
Since his death, youths in his hometown of Ede have been rioting, alleging that the Senator was poisoned to prevent him from running for governor.
On Monday, one of Aregbesola’s nominee, Idiat Babalola was attacked by angry youths.
It took the interventions of Ogun State governor Ibikunle Amosun, and other senior politicians to rescue Babalola from the violent scene.