Cause of death! Coroner begins sitting as Adeleke family shuns panel

The Coroner inquest ordered by Governor Rauf Aregbesola to probe the cause of death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke, has started sitting in Osogbo on Wednesday.

The siblings of the deceased, Dr. Deji Adeleke; Mrs. Dupe Adeleke-Sani and Dele shunned the panel headed by a Chief Magistrate, Mr. Olusegun Ayilara, despite the summons issued to them to appear before it on Wednesday.

The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye; Executive Director of Biket Hospital, Dr. Adebisi
Adenle, Executive Secretary, Ede South Local Government, Mr.  Johnson Ojo, were present at the sitting based on the summons issued by the coroner.

The coroner said the panel invited the family of the deceased but they did not turn up. He stated that they would issue another summon to make sure they were present during the sittings.

The coroner said that the panel would not be able to take evidence because of logistic reasons and adjourned the case till May 15th to take the evidence.

Adeleke, who was the first civilian governor of Osun State died at Biket Hospital in Osogbo on April 23 and the family who suspected foul play asked that an autopsy be done on him at the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.

Aregbesola also ordered an inquest into the death but the family had rejected the governor’s inquest.

They said the government had already predetermined the outcome of the inquest.Punch

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