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Sen. Isiaka Adeleke’s family faults autopsy result, threatens legal action

The family of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke on Wednesday rejected the outcome of autopsy carried out to ascertain the cause of the death of the deceased.


DAILY POST reports that the autopsy report indicated that the late politician died of asphyxiation, due to drug overdose.


But the family’s position on the autopsy at a press conference in Ede, accused the Chief Medical Director of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Professor Wale Lasisi of allegedly conspiring with the state government to pervert the true cause of the senator’s death.

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The immediate younger brother of the deceased, Dr Deji Adeleke, who addressed the press on behalf of the family disclosed that the family had not received the report of the autopsy.

“We state that as at now, the family has not received the autopsy report and the family will not engage in speculations over it’s contents. However, it has come to the knowledge of the family that the chief Medical director of Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital Prof. Akeem Lasisi on May 15 2017,appeared before the kangaroo inquest set up by the Osun state government and gave evidence of the cause of death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke, when neither the family had been briefed nor the autopsy report released. ”

“The family raised eyebrow why and how the result of autopsy which was at the request of the family will thus be released to the police and not the family,” he said.

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The family also frowned at the contradictory statements made by witnesses at the coroner inquest, especially that of the Deputy Governor, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori, and the Senatorial leader of Osun west senatorial district, Alhaji Amobi.

“We hereby put 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.

“Finally, 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.”

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