LAUTECH CMD Reveals Real Cause Of Davido’s Uncle, Senator Isiaka Adeleke’s Death


The Chief Medical Director, Ladoke Akintola
University of Technology Teaching Hospital,
Osogbo, Prof Akeem Lasisi has revealed the real
cause of the death of the Senator representing
Osun-West senatorial district, Chief Isiaka
Adeleke.
According to Lasisi, Adeleke died of an overdose
of banned injections.
Testifying before a coroner, Mr Olusegun Ayilara,
in Osogbo, on Monday, Lasisi, who spoke from
the witness box, said the Chief Medical Director
of Biket Hospital, Osogbo, Dr Adebisi Adenle,
called him on the telephone on April 23 to tell
him that Adeleke had died.
Lasisi, who said he saw Adeleke’s corpse on a
table at LAUTECH’s morgue, added that a
pathologist, one Dr Solaja, two resident doctors,
who are also pathologists, the Officer in Charge
of Homicide, Osun State Police Command,
Divisional Police Officer, Dugbe Police Station,
Osogbo, and the Consultant Pathologist,
LAUTECH, were all present when an autopsy was
carried out on Adeleke.
Lasisi said the aide informed him that the
person, who treated Adeleke was not a doctor
but could not say if he was a nurse.
The CMD stated that he, however, failed to ask
for the name of the person who treated Adeleke
but he wanted to know what was administered
and the competence of the person that
administered the drugs.
He said among the injections given to Adeleke
was Analgin, which he said was outlawed when
the late Prof Dora Akunyili was the Director
General of the National Agency for Food and
Drug Administration and Control.
He said,
“I saw the corpse. Before any process of
examination of any diagnosis in medicine, there
is what we call history before examination. So,
we asked for the person who knew the
conditions surrounding the death of the senator.
“So, the family pointed to one of the aides and
the aide said he (Adeleke) was active the
previous day and he came at midnight and
started complaining of leg pain. So, they sent for
somebody who came to give him injections.
“I asked clearly the medical status of the person
that administered the injections. I asked, ‘Is the
person a doctor?’ but he said no. ‘Is he a nurse’?,
he said he didn’t know but the person was a
face they were used to.
“He mentioned various injections, so at that
point I asked him if could lay his hands on the
empty ampoules of the injections. The family
members went home to get them. The injections
were five per cent dextrose. We saw empty
sachets; it was like a fluid and with it, we saw
an intravenous fluid-giving set and scalp vein
needle. We saw that empty.
We saw two ampoules of Analgin, four ampoules
of valium (diazepam) – 10ml each making 40
milligrammes, one ampoule of pentazocine, one
ampoule of gentamicin and two ampoules of
hydrocortisone.
“All of these were empty and his aide said these
were what he was given. He also added that
after he had been given, he (Adeleke) called him
that he doesn’t want to entertain any visitor and
he went to sleep. He (the aide) said he later
went back to check him and saw that the
senator’s eyes were wide open but he wasn’t
breathing.”
The CMD added that diazepam ‘sedates and
tranquilises when given in moderate dosage’ but
said it could knock off reflexes if given in the
type of dosage Adeleke was given and could
eventually lead to death.
He stated that if the injection would be given
intravenously at all, it should be given at a
facility where the patient could be resuscitated
with artificial oxygen in case his breathing
stopped.
“Analgin has been outlawed since the days of
Dora Akunyili in NAFDAC. So, I don’t know where
they got it from. They were given in excess
dosage,” he said.
Also the Osun State Deputy Governor, Mrs Titi
Laoye-Tomori, in her testimony before the
coroner, said Adeleke hesitated before he ate
three spoonfuls of rice at a funeral ceremony in
Osun State, a day before he died.

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