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Senator Adeleke’s Death: Court Frees Nurse Of Administering Overdose – Lawyard


An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo on Thursday discharged and acquitted a nurse, Alfred Aderibigbe who treated late Senator Isiaka Adeleke earlier than his loss of life on April 23, 2017.

Recall that former governor; Rauf Aregbesola signed an govt order organizing a coroner inquest to look into the reason for the loss of life of Senator Isiaka Adeleke which he appointed Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara as head of the inquest.

The findings of the Corona Inquest revealed that Senator Isiaka Adeleke died of drug overdose coupled with an aspiration of gastric content material. Magistrate Ayilara mentioned the deceased had an administration of an overdose of sedative and analgesia by unqualified personnel, Alfred Aderibigbe, via intravenous means, which motion was hastened by the presence of alcohol within the system. The deceased had patronised the nurse for over 20 years and had taken therapy from him and not using a physician’s prescriptions.

Ayilara indicted the nurse, Mr. Alfred Aderibigbe, who treated Adeleke shortly earlier than he died, as unqualified personnel and advisable that the Department of Public Prosecutions ought to duplicate the case file and press approbation costs in opposition to the nurse.

Nurse Alfred Aderibigbe was arraigned within the High Court on eighth June 2018 and he pleaded not responsible to at least one depend homicide cost most well-liked in opposition to him opposite to part 316 and punishable under part 319 of the Criminal Code Law Cap.36 Law of Osun State 2003.

The Prosecuting workforce from the Ministry of Justice led by Acting Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Barrister Dapo Adeniji had referred to as 9 (9) witnesses and tendered multiple displays throughout the trial. Among the witnesses is Chief Medical Director of Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Prof. Akeem Lasisi, The Consultant Pathologist, who carried out the post-mortem on Adeleke’s corpse, Dr Taiwo Sholaja, police forensic professional and others.

Also, Aderibigbe, throughout his trial gave proof earlier than the Court, mentioned the medication he gave the late Senator had been these given to him by Adeleke and never in overdose.

Counsel to the nurse, Barrister Soji Oyetayo, knowledgeable the court docket that not one of the witnesses visited the late Senator home to verify if the used medication delivered to the Court it was really administered to deceased.

He mentioned, “My client was shown a doctor prescription by deceased before administering the injection/drugs on the deceased. He saw on the doctor’s prescription as a prescription written by a Lagos doctor whom he could not remember his name anymore and after checking same, he returned it to the deceased. We, therefore, urge your Lordship to discountenance the submission of the prosecution counsel in this regard as misconceived and lacking in evidence as the prosecution failed to prove to the Court that the Defendant acted without doctor’s prescription.”

He famous that not one of the witnesses and police investigating officer visited the scene of the crime to retrieve the physician’s prescription which was within the custody of the deceased earlier than his loss of life. Late Senator suffered from hypertension and gout throughout his lifetime, submitting that the proof confirmed that the deceased loss of life was conflicting combined up and inconclusive.

“The deceased was in emergency need of medical attention before the invitation of the defendant to treat the deceased. Oladipo Fabode who handed over the used drugs investigating Police officer didn’t testify throughout the trail and the said drug is not harmful to late Senator or anyone.”

In his judgement, Justice Ayo Oyebiyi mentioned that Prosecution Counsel didn’t proof his case past an affordable doubt and hereby discharge and acquit the defendant.


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