- The coroner's inquest into the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke is still on
- More revelations are coming out on the cause of the senator's death
- A consultant anatomic pathologist, Olufemi Solaja, during his appearance disclosed that Adeleke's family did not request for an autopsy
A consultant anatomic pathologist at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Dr Olufemi Solaja, who conducted the autopsy on the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, has said the family of the late politician did not ask him to carry out the test.
The Punch quoted Solaja as saying the coroner ( police officer) requested that he should carry out the autopsy and he had submitted the report to them.
NAIJ.com recalls that Solaja appeared before the coroner, Mr Olusegun Ayilara on Wednesday, May 17.
He said the coroner requested for the autopsy through forms B & C dated April 23 and signed by Ajiboye Dorcas Olubunmi in the presence of Adeleke’s family members.
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While being by Dr Ajibola Basiru, who told the coroner that he appeared as an observer, the pathologist said that submitting the autopsy report to the police did not amount to professional misconduct.
The observer asked the pathologist, “Were you engaged by the Adeleke family to do the autopsy?” Solaja answered in the negative.
When also asked if he was obliged to submit the result of the autopsy to any other person apart from the coroner, who requested for it, the pathologist said he was not supposed to give the autopsy report to any other person apart from the coroner.
The evidence of the pathologist is in contrast to the claim of the deceased’s family, who said they were considering a legal option against the Chief Medical Director of the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Professor Akeem Lasisi, for refusing to give the autopsy report to the family despite that they requested for it.
The immediate younger brother of the deceased, Dr Deji Adeleke told reporters at the country home of his late brother, that the family requested for the autopsy but the CMD had refused to give them the report but appeared before the coroner, Ayilara, and gave evidence on the cause of death of the late senator.
Deji described this as a professional misconduct, saying the report of the autopsy must have been seriously compromised.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun West Senatorial District, Mr Amobi Akintola has cleared the air on a rumour making the round.
Akintola said Late Senator Isiaka Adeleke did not eat any food at the burial of his grandmother, Late Bilikisu Salimonu, on Saturday, April 22.
There had been rumours that the late senator was poisioned at the event, prompting some people to accuse Akintola of complicity in the senator's death.
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