A medical assistant with a community health center in Ede, Osun State, by whose name is Alfred Aderibigbe, has been arrested by the Police for allegedly causing the death of Mr. Isiaka Adeleke, a senator and former governor of the state, on Sunday.
Preliminary report of an autopsy requested by the Osun State government and Mr. Adeleke’s family revealed that the senator died of drug overdose.
Aderibigbe was arrested on Tuesday and is presently detained at the State Investigation Bureau of the Nigeria Police in Oshogbo, while investigations are on-going. He is being accused of practicing medicine illegally and injecting Mr. Adeleke with an overdose of the medication that caused his death. . Aderibigbe reportedly gave him analgesics intravenously.
Family sources said, Aderibigbe, who is addressed as “doctor,” was close to Mr. Adeleke and had been treating him for a long time. Also, phone call records obtained from Aderibigbe phone revealed that Mr. Adeleke called him on many occasions to wake him from sleep to administer some drugs on him after he complained of pain in his leg on Sunday morning.
It was gathered that the deadly dose of analgesics was given to Senator Adeleke a few hours before his death. However, it was not confirm if he received any medication to cope with the leg pains as he underwent a series of political and social events he attended on Saturday.
He started complaining that he was feeling sick on Sunday morning and sent for Mr. Aderibigbe to come and give him painkillers intravenously, a double dose was administered on the Senator as he claimed to have forgot his pain medicine in Lagos. Few hours later, he had a heart attack and was later taken to Biket Hospital, a private hospital in Oshogbo, where he was pronounced dead.