upon fresh revelation that drug overdose was administered on him by a quack doctor.
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, it was learnt.
The Senator received the medication following complaints of serious pain in his legs at the beginning of day-long political rally and meetings.
It was, however, learnt that the police in Osun have arrested the technician who administered the overdose of drug on the late politician.
But from Sunday when the politician died till his burial on Monday, Ede, his country-home had been taken over by violent protests from youths who averred that he was killed to prevent him from contesting in the Osun State governorship race.
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.
It was also learnt that preliminary results from pathologists showed that the intravenous medication, some fluid laced with a huge quantity of painkillers conspired to block his heart leading to a heart attack that killed him.
At Adeleke’s burial in Ede on Monday, youths of the community caused a stir as they kept pouncing on political figures suspected to be rivals to Adeleke, suspecting them of poisoning him.
A female politician was particularly rough-handled but a prompt intervention by the Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, saved the day.