On April 26th, 2017, the family addressed a press conference over the painful death of Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke and made it abundantly clear that we would want to mourn our late brother, Son and Husband peacefully and therefore appealed to members of the public to please maintain absolute peace and observance of law and order.
At the 2nd Press conference addressed by the Family on May 6, 2017, we stated categorically that the Family will neither participate nor cooperate with the Coroner’s Kangaroo Inquest put in place by Osun State Government because we believed that the outcome of the Inquest was already predetermined and designed to serve its own interest.
The Adeleke Family in submission to the sovereignty of the Almighty God did not and still does not intend to fight anyone over the passing of the late hero of the Family; Senator Isiaka Adeleke but only desired to know the cause(s) of his sudden death which informed the ordering of the autopsy by the family.
We state that as at now, the family has not received the Autopsy Report and the family will not engage in speculations over its contents. However, it has come to the knowledge of the family that the Chief Medical Director of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital Prof. Akeem Lasisi on May 15, 2017, appeared before the Kangaroo Inquest set up by the osun State Government and gave evidence of the cause of death of Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, when neither the family had been briefed nor the Autopsy Report released.
On the 9th of May, 2017, the Family requested for the Autopsy report after the expiration of the agreed 2 weeks period for completion of same. The CMD, Prof Akeem Lasisi; who claimed to be away in Abuja at the time, confirmed that the Autopsy report was ready and that a copy was already with the Osun State Police Command, while another copy was with the Chief Pathologist at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital. Alarmed at such a position, the Family queried why a copy of the autopsy report would be with the Police Command without any copy given to the Family that ordered the Autopsy in the first instance. The CMD now changed the story saying that the autopsy was only conducted at the Nigeria Police Forensic lab in Lagos. The CMD then promised to send a copy of the Autopsy Report to the Family upon his arrival from Abuja on Monday May 15th , 2017. The Family waited all day on the said Monday for the CMD to revert as promised to no avail. The Family then called the CMD at 5.14pm of the same Monday, 15th May, 2017 to remind him to send the autopsy report as promised. The CMD changed the story again, saying that the report was not ready. When asked by the Family for when the report will be finally ready, he responded: “AS SOON AS POSSIBLE”.
Unknown to the Family this same CMD had already appeared and testified under oath before the Osun state Kangaroo inquest earlier the same day where he testified conclusively that the cause(s) of the sudden death of Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke was as a result of “banned injection overdose” given to him, relying on 3rd party “hearsay” instead of a FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY report. The CMD deliberately did not disclose to the Inquest that the Autopsy Report was not ready.
It is quite disheartening, that we live in a country where some of our supposed professionals can be so easily compromised by their Paymasters without any regard to the oath they swore to as medical health practitioners. The Family has also noted with interest the contradictory testimonies at the Coroner’s Inquest as to whether Senator Isiaka Adeleke had anything to eat at the last party he attended hosted by an Osun State APC Chieftain.
The Adeleke family hereby puts it on record, that based on the high level of unprofessional conduct already displayed by the CMD of LAUTECH, the integrity of the “yet to be ready” autopsy must have been SERIOUSLY compromised.
Finally the Adeleke Family is consulting lawyers and is considering all legal options available to address this unfortunate and unprofessional conduct exhibited by the medical practitioners in this matter.
For and behalf of the Adeleke Family