Following the continued intrigue surrounding the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke, a nurse, Alfred Aderibigbe, has admitted treating the late lawmaker few hours before his death.
Giving evidence at the ongoing sitting of the coroner inquest ordered by Governor Rauf Aregbesola to determine the sudden death of Adeleke that’s threatening to rip the state apart, Aderibigbe insisted he did not administer any drug overdose on Adeleke.
According to him, the drugs he administered on the deceased were in consonance with the prescription given by his (Adeleke) doctor, Sun writes.
Aderibigbe, who work as the chief nursing officer at a Comprehensive Health Centre in Edunabon, Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State, said the drugs he administered were for the treatment of gout, arthritis, an ailment he claimed the late Adeleke lived with.
He also denied administering all the empty ampules of injections found in the late politician’s room, stating that while he did not know any of the deceased’s doctors, he only administered drugs whenever he (Adeleke) invited him to do so.
“Few hours to the death of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, on April 23, 2017, I was sleeping inside my house. At around past 4:00am, I heard some people banging my gate, shouting, but, when I opened the gate, I saw his campaign vehicle with some of his aides, who said the deceased had been calling my phone for crucial medical treatment,” Aderibigbe said.
“They said they had called me earlier. And when I picked my phone and checked, I truly saw about 16 missed calls.
“Out of these missed calls, I noticed that Senator Adeleke had called alongside his friend, Dipo Faborode. But immediately I called back, it was his friend Faborode who was with him that first picked it, but later gave the deceased the phone.
“It was then he (Adeleke) told me that the gout was disturbing him. He said I should bring along his injections which he kept in my custody. But when I got there, I saw him in pains. He told me that he had been calling me and later asked for his injections which I had already brought for him.
“When I brought it out, he asked if I brought intravenous fluid apart from the injections. Though I didn’t take this along, I went home immediately and brought it.
“I saw some oral drugs which I thought he had taken before I arrived there. He started calling the drugs one by one in the presence of his friend, Dipo…”
The coroner’s inquest continues in a bid to unravel the sudden death of the first civilian governor of Osun State.