Overdose of Banned Diazepam, Analgin killed Adeleke – LAUTECH CMD
Chief Medical Director (CMD), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH), Osogbo, Professor Akeem Ola Wale Lasisi yesterday cleared the air on a possible cause of death of the first civilian governor of Osun state, Senator Isiaka Adeleke. Lasisi said the senator’s death may have been caused by an alleged excessive dose from ‘dextrose intravenous fluid glory set, scalp vein niddle,2 ampoules of analgin, 4 ampoules of 10 mg of diazepam,1 ampoule of pentasozine,1 ampoule of getamacine and valium’ administered on the late Adeleke.
The LAUTECH CMD said this yesterday before a coroner court set up by the Aregbesola-led administration to unravel how the senator died on April 23. Until his death, Adeleke was a senator representing the state in the National Assembly. In his evidence-in-chief, Lasisi said Adeleke died of excessive injection administered on him following his brief illness.
According to him, the injection given to him which included 5 per cent of dextrose intravenous fluid glory set,scalp vein niddle,2 ampoules of analgin,4 ampoules of 10 mg of diazepam,1 ampoule of pentasozine,1 ampoule of getamacine and valium allegedly killed the senator on April 23.
He said: “The drugs were given in excess dosage and could cause reflex collapse and blockage of respiratory system.
“As a medical doctor of 27 years post qualification I have never given 40 grams of diazepam. Analgin is also an outlawed drug. I wonder where the so- called person got that from. “In fact, when Adeleke’s corpse was brought to the hospital, I asked for his medical history and was told one person that was neither a doctor nor a nurse injected him with some medicines when he complained of leg pain earlier before his death.”
Meanwhile, the coroner court has threatened to issue a bench warrant against the Divisional Police Officer of Dugbe Police station, Osogbo and the OC Homicide for their alleged refusal to honour its invitation.
The coroner’s head, Chief Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara frowned at the non-appearance of the police despite the invitation sent to it.
He said: “The OC homicide and the DPO are expected tomorrow. They need to come and I want to say this that nobody is on trial here. This is not a criminal proceeding. I am not going to stop anybody from going back to his or her house and I won’t force anybody to say what he doesn’t want to say.