Aregbesola Sets Up Coroner’s Inquest Into Adeleke’s Death
Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, says a coroner inquest into the death of the first civilian governor of the state, Senator Isiaka Adeleke has become imperative to put an end to the controversy that trailed his death.
Governor Aregbesola stated this on Wednesday during the signing of the coroner inquest at his office in Osogbo, the state capital in South-West Nigeria.
He explained that the sudden passage of the late politician, his status and the circumstances surrounding the incident informed the decision of the State Government to investigate his death.
“The suddenness of the death and the huge confusion that accompanied it, the circumstances and the importance of the deceased made it very important for our government to put in place the inquest using the instrumentality of the law,” the governor said.
According to him, Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara would lead the coroner Inquest which he said must be concluded within three weeks.
“I am using today, an instrument pursuant to Section 3 subsection 1 and 2 of the Coroner Law Cap 32, Laws of the State of Osun 2002, to appoint and empower Mr Olusegun Ayodele Ayilara, Chief Magistrate, to order an inquest under the Coroner Law Cap 32 Volume 1, Laws of the State of Osun 2002, as to the cause of the death of late Senator Isiaka Adeleke of country home Ede in Osun State, who died a sudden death of which the cause is unknown on the 23rd of April, 2017,” he added.
Earlier, the Osun State Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mrs Abiola Adewemimo, stressed the importance of the inquest.
She expressed optimism that the coroner inquest would create the chance to explore all avenues to investigate the cause of Adeleke’s death, and also bring the controversy his death created to an end.
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