Senator Isiaka Adeleke’s friend shuns inquest as coroner adjourns verdict

A friend of late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, who was said to be present when he reportedly took ill, Mr. Dipo Faborode, on Monday, shunned the summon of the panel constituted by Governor Rauf Aregbesola to probe the cause of the politician’s death.
The coroner, Mr. Olusegun Ayilara, had asked the court bailiff if she was able to serve Faborode but the bailiff answered in the negative.
Ayilara said he would not wait endlessly for those, who had refused to appear before him despite being issued a summons.
He said 15 persons were summoned to appear before him and just 10 of them came but he said he would not force any of them to appear if they chose not to honour the panel.
He adjourned next sitting to Monday, May 29 to present the verdict, however, the date falls on a public holiday.
The nurse, who said he treated Adeleke shortly before he died had told the court that Faborode was present when he started treating the deceased until he was confirmed dead at Biket Hospital on April 23.
The coroner had earlier summoned Adeleke ‘s sibling but they ignored it, saying they would not cooperate with nor participate with the coroner because the result was predetermined to suit the state.

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