On Wednesday, May 17, a pathologist who conducted the autopsy examination on Isiaka Adeleke said there were no traces of poison in the examined body of late senator.
However, Solaja Olufemi while testifying before the coroner inquest said the deceased was deeply sedated and was given an overdose of analgesic.
Olufemi an anatomic pathologists at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) also said the drug are known to cause central nervous system depression.
However, in a recent development, Punch reports that Alfred Aderibigbe, a nurse and health assistant who allegedly administered some injections testifier before the coroner inquest on Thursday, May 18.
We gathered that Aderibigbe’s lawyer Lekan Alabi had earlier called for an adjournment due to the unavailability of an interpreter for his client.
The lawyer said the health assistant is not fluent in English and lamented the short notice of appearance on the matter.
But leading Aderibigbe in evidence in Yoruba language, the nurse said he met Adeleke over 20 years ago while working at the State Hospital, Ede.
He said he had treated a girl who was rushed to the facility due to convulsion when they met.
Aderibigbe said it was later he found out that the little girl was Adeleke’s daughter and the Senator later sent for him and gave him some money.
The nurse also added that the late senator treated him like a son after then as they became close over time.
Aderibigbe said: “After a while, I started treating him (medically). Whenever he was given prescription and he probably didn’t complete his treatment in Abuja, I would administer the remaining.”
“He had other nurses in Abuja, and some in Lagos.
“I’m his nurse in Ede. I don’t know any of them (other nurses), but I know that whenever he was given injection by those nurses, he would show me in order to know the new area to inject him.
“He was hypertensive and he had gouty arthritis. I was close to him. I used to advise him to rest for him to be okay,” Aderibigbe said.
“He stopped smoking for a long time. He drank alcoholic drinks.”
Also, on Thursday, Solaja, a toxicologist, said the results of test conducted on the late senator did not show any traces of poison or heavy metals but high levels of alcohol, sedatives and painkillers.
“The toxicology showed abnormally high levels of alcohol, sedatives, and analgesics in the blood of the deceased. There was no poison or traces of heavy metals. The police did the toxicology. Mr. Benedict Agbo is the Police toxicologist, who carried out further examination,” Solaja.
Meanwhile, the divisional police officer of Dugbe police station Ogunkanmi Gbemileke confirmed he ordered evidence taken from Adeleke’s home and sent to a police pathologist