Prosecutor closes case on Senator Adeleke’s death probe

The Acting Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Osun state Ministry of Justice, Mr. Dapo Adeniji, who led the prosecution team in the probe of late Senator Isiaka Adeleke’s death, has closed his case.

The prosecutor closed the case after calling the last witness, which was the ninth witness, before Justice Ayo Oyebiyi of Osun state High Court, Ede, on Friday.

The witness, a Division Police Officer in charge of Dugbe Police Station, Osogbo, Mr. Ogunkanmi Gbemileke, said he directed his officers to sign the autopsy and coroner form before the commencement of test on the late Senator.

He explained that the police team moved all other necessary samples to the police headquarters Osogbo after the pathologist had conducted examination in the corpse at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.

He said one Oladipo Fabode brought a polythene bag to LAUTECHTH which contains used drugs, and later handed it over to him.

The witnessed stated that he didn’t participate in the autopsy but his men did thorough investigations on the corpse and presented report to the coroner inquest.

Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara-led coroner inquest had recommended late Adeleke’s personal Nurse, Alfred Aderibigbe, for prosecution. The coroner held that the suspect administered a drug overdose on the late Senator, thus causing his death.

The Consultant Pathologist, who carried out the autopsy on Adeleke’s corpse, Dr. Taiwo Sholaja, also told the coroner that late Adeleke died of drug overdose. 

Counsel to the suspect, Mr. Soji Oyetayo, cross examined witness.

Justice Oyebiyi thereafter adjourned the case to July 6.

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