Isiaka Adeleke, the Osun West Senator who died suddenly yesterday in Oshogbo, the Osun State capital, was killed by an overdose of painkillers administered to him by an unqualified medical technician.
The Senator received the medication following complaints of serious pain in his legs at the beginning of day-long political rally and meetings.
A source at the Osun State Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital said the late Senator recently began preparations to run for governor in the state in 2018. On Saturday, he embarked on a series of political events, before heading out to the events he was complaining to his about the pain, and a quack administered the painkillers intravenously, relieving him of the pain.
When he woke up he complained of chest pain and fatigue, shortly after telling his aides not to allow any visitors to see him he had a heart attack and was pronounced dead at Biket Hospital in Oshogbo.
Since his passing, youths in his hometown of Ede have been rioting, alleging that the Senator was poisoned to prevent him from running for governor. The riots forced the state government to order an autopsy at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital.
SaharaReporters learned that preliminary results from pathologists showed that the intravenous fluid containing a dangerously high quantity of painkillers that were harmful to the heart caused his death. (BJ)