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Coroner begins sitting as Adeleke family shuns panel

*We shall re-invite the family

By Debo Adeoye

Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, Executive Director of Biket Hospital, Dr. Adebisi Adenle, Executive Secretary, Ede South Local Government, Mr. Johnson Ojo, were present at the sitting based on the summons issued by the coroner.

The coroner who has been mandated to look at the controversial circumstances surround the death of Alhaji Isiaka Adeleke said the panel invited the family of the deceased but they did not turn up.

He stated that they would issue another summon to make sure they were well informed and also be present during the sittings.

The coroner said that the panel would not be able to take evidence because of logistic reasons and adjourned the case till 15th May to take the evidence.

Influential grassroots politician and member of the Nigerian National Assembly, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, was the first civilian governor of Osun State. He died at Biket Hospital in Osogbo on the 23rd April and the family who suspected foul play asked that an autopsy be conducted on him at the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.

Governor of the state of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola also ordered an inquest into the death but the family, associates and followers had rejected the governor’s inquest.
They accused the government of having already predetermined the outcome of the inquest.

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