According to a report by Punch Metro, the family of Late Senator Isiaka Adeleke has said they are suspicious that the Osun State Government led by Governor Rauf Aregbesola is planning to cover the truth behind the death of the late politician.
A younger brother of the late senator, Dr. Deji Adeleke, said this in his address read by a member of the family, Mr. Dele Adeleke, at a press conference addressed at the residence of the late politician in Ede on Wednesday.
Adeleke, who was the first governor of Osun State died on April 23, 2017, and there were rumours that he was poisoned at a social function he attended a day before his death because of his governorship ambition.
The death sparked spontaneous riots and the governor set up a coroner’s inquest to probe the cause of the death. The Consultant Pathologist, Dr. Taiwo Sholaja as well as the Chief Medical Director of the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Prof. Akeem Lasisi, told the coroner that Adeleke died of drug overdose.
The coroner, who is a magistrate, Mr. Olusegun Ayilara, recommended the nurse, Mr. Alfred Aderibigbe, who treated the late politician, for prosecution for alleged murder and he was remanded in prison custody upon his arraignment last Friday.
The family at the press conference stated that they were not the one behind the prosecution of the suspect and faulted the governor for suddenly realising that Aderibigbe must be prosecuted some months to the governorship poll in the state.
Dele, who spoke on behalf of the family described the prosecution as an attempt to further politicise the death.
Dele said despite that the family asked the hospital to carry out an autopsy on the body of the late Senator, they had not got a report of the autopsy and coroner’s inquest report.
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Illegal Abortions Responsible For Mysterious Deaths In Bauchi: State Govt
Bauchi State Government has revealed that the mysterious deaths recorded in the State has been as a result of illegal abortions.
An investigation carried out by the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has revealed that illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners is the cause of mysterious deaths in Azare and other local government areas in the northern part of the state.
According to reports, no fewer than 200 women have died in Bauchi as a result of this and there are projections that the number could be more at the end of the investigation.
The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this Friday, May 29, at an interactive session organized by the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network.
Mohammed said the deaths resulted from unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by both married and unmarried women of childbearing ages who, after becoming pregnant, visited quack health workers to terminate the pregnancies.
He said the lack of understanding of the importance of child spacing as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancies had become a major problem to family health in the state.
He emphasized the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, particularly mothers, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing deaths from complications.
Ondo Govt Arraigns Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin
The Ondo State Government has arraigned four men suspected to have killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
Recall that it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force handed over the suspects to the State Government.
They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.
The suspects were arraigned on Friday by the government at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.
Lagos Govt To Shutdown Markets Violating Social Distancing Order
The Lagos State Government has threatened to shut down markets in the State violating the social distancing order.
The Corps Marshal, Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), Gbemisola Akinpelu, gave the warning on Monday at the Command Headquarters in the Oshodi area of the state.
In a statement issued by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of LAGESC, Adebayo Kehinde noted that the order is coming from the State Ministry of Environment.
He reiterated the commitment of the agency to monitor markets across the state to ensure that the directive of the government is being adhered to strictly.
He urged the traders to maintain environmental cleanliness around the markets and stop trading on road setbacks and drainage.
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