Monday 24 April 2017

Amid poison rumour, Senator Isiaka Adeleke laid to rest (photos)

The remains of Sen. Isiaka Adeleke has been buried at his residence in Ede on Monday.

The corpse was brought to the residence from Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo at about 10:46am, where the Chief Immam of Ede, Alhaji Moshood Akaje performed the funeral prayers at about 11:03 am.

Adeleke’s body was immediately buried after the prayers amidst tears by families, friends and political associates.

Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti and Ibikule Amosun of Ogun, were among the dignateris that attended the burial.

(From left Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state, Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state, Mr Deji Adeleke junior brother of the deceased,and former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola of Osun state.(

Earlier in his sermon, Alhaji Ibrahim Adekilekun, the Chief Imam of Ansarudeen, Ede, described Adeleke as a man loved by all during his life time.

Adekilekun, who noted that death is inevitable for all humans, urged family members not to fight anyone over Adeleke’s death.

(Some of the sympathizers crying at the burial)

Meanwhile, a slight drama occurred at Adeleke's burial when a  mob caused a canopy to fall on Amosun, Akeredolu and other guests at the ceremony.

The crowd, made up of Adeleke’s supporters, crashed down the canopy in a bid to chase out Idiat Babalola, a commissioner nominated by Osun Governor, Rauf Aregbesola.

The trouble is said to have started when Babalola was seen at Adeleke’s burial by a group of youth who demanded that she be sent out.

According to Punch, the youths alleged that Adeleke was poisoned by some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and that Babalola was expected to be the running mate of the new candidate.

The mob then shook the canopy where Amosun and Akeredolu were seated in order to chase out Babalola who they described as a betrayer.

(Photo of Amosun shielding Babalola)

Babalola was eventually escorted out of the premises by Amosun and his security aides while she was stoned by the angry youths.

The Osun Government has declared a 3-day mourning in the state.

This is contained in a statement by Mr Semiu Okanlawon, media aide to Gov Rauf Aregbesola on Monday in Osogbo.

” This is in honour of the departed first Civilian Governor of the State of Osun, Alhaji Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke.

“The 3-day mourning period commences from Monday, April 24, 2017.

” During the period of mourning, all flags are to fly half mast,” the statement said.

Adeleke, 62, was the Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District at the Senate under the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC) before his death on Sunday at a private hospital in Osogbo.

The course of the death of senator Isiaka Adeleke has been made public.

The senator reportedly died of overdose of painkillers, according to autopsy report.

The lifeless body of Adeleke was returned to LAUTECH Hospital, Osogbo, for an autopsy yesterday after his sudden death at the hospital.

Reports that followed his death was that he had died of cardiac arrest, but the indigenes of his home town, Ede, insisted that they wanted to know the cause of his death on the assumption that his death was not natural.

According to Sahara Reporters, the politician did not die of poisoning but as a result of an overdose of painkillers intravenously administered on him.

The online media tweeted, “FLASH: Senator Isiaka Adeleke died as a result of an overdose of painkillers intravenously administered on him, according to pathologists.”

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