Cause of Adeleke’s death not known yet – Family

…NMA denies doctor’s arrest

Femi Makinde, Osogbo

Family of  Senator Isiaka Adeleke  has   said the cause of the former Osun State governor’s death is not   known  yet, even by the pathologists.

Addressing a   press conference at the Ede  residence of the deceased, his younger,  Deji Adeleke,  said the family was told that the report of the autopsy would be ready in  one or two weeks.

Deji urge  the public  to disregard claims in the social media about the  cause of the politician’s passing.

He urged his late brother’s  supporters to be calm,  saying Adeleke was not known for violence.

On its part, the   Osun State branch of the Nigeria Medical Association described as untrue  the arrest of a doctor, who some  aides to Adeleke claimed treated him  before his death.

Some of the aides to the senator  had said  a doctor living nearby was called to first treat him before he was rushed to a private hospital where he died.

They also said that the doctor was later arrested when it was discovered in the autopsy that he administered an overdose painkiller on the deceased.

But the Chairman of NMA in the state, Dr. Tokunbo Olajumoke,  and Secretary, Dr. Olalekan Ajayi, said in a statement on Wednesday that no doctor treated him at home.The statement read in part, “The NMA, Osun State branch wishes to disclaim the news of the  arrest of a doctor in connection with the unfortunate circumstance.

“We wish to that no doctor was involved, implicated nor arrested as being purported in some media.”

Meanwhile,   Ms. Idiat Babalola has expressed her  gratitude to  Ogun State Governor   Ibikunle Amosun for rescuing  her when she was attacked by  angry supporters of  Adeleke in Ede.

Babalola, a statement issued on Wednesday,  stated that the hoodlums, who attacked her,   also robbed Adeleke of the state burial planned for him by the state government.

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