Coroner Told Davido’s Father, Deji Adeleke, Others Lied

A coroner has been told the family of late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, led by his brother, Deji Adeleke, were not telling the truth by saying they ordered the post-mortem carried out on the late politician. Deji Adeleke is the father of singer, David Adeleke, aka Davido. The rebuttal was made by a forensic expert who testified to the tribunal on the post-mortem findings. Also, the forensic expert also faulted the denial by a nurse, Alfred Aderibigbe, on what drug was administered on the late politician.

Aderibigbe, the chief nursing officer at comprehensive health centre, Edunabon in Osun, had denied giving Adeleke drug overdose.

But toxicology report on the pathological examination carried out on the deceased by Benedict Agbu, a police forensic expert, revealed that Adeleke was given overdose of drugs.

The report which was admitted in exhibit at the coroner disclosed that Metamyzole, Diazepam, Pentazocine, and Analgin were administered on Adeleke intravenously against Aderibigbe’s claim.

“Analyses of the findings in the blood and urine samples taken from Adeleke’s corpse, as contained in the toxicology report proved negative result for the presence of chlorinated hydrocarbon herbicides, organo-paosforous pesticide, rodenticides, metallic poison, cynide and tri-cylic anti depressants.

The report which was read at the coroner by a superintendent of police, read in part, “The digested food particles were found in the gastric content but no drug particle was found in the exhibit.”

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