Controversy generated over the coroner inquest set up by Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun to investigate the cause of death of Late Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, took new dimension on Wednesday when the family of the deceased politician threatened to sue the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH), Professor Akeem Lasisi over alleged professional misconduct.
Reacting to the testimony, given by the CMD last week at the coronet, the spokesperson of Adeleke’s family, Dr Deji Adeleke at a press conference in Ede said “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 swear to as medical health practitioners.”
According to him, “The family has also noted with interest the contradictory testimonies at the coroner’s inquest as to whether Senator Adeleke had anything to eat at the last party he attended, which was hosted by an Osun State APC chieftain.”
“The Adeleke family hereby put 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”, Deji Adeleke asserted.