By Victor Adeoti
The family of Sen. Isiaka Adeleke, who died on April 23, has rejected the coroner inquest instituted by Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun.
While addressing a press conference on Sunday in Ede, the immediate younger brother of the deceased, Deji , alleged that the outcome of the inquest was predetermined.
Aregbesola had on May 2 signed an executive order setting up a coroner inquest into the death of the senator.
The order was according to the Coroner Law Cap 32 Vol I Law of Osun, 2002.
The family, according to Adeleke, however, rejected the coroner inquest in its entirety.
“The family, hereby, denounce in its entirety the ill-advised and self-serving coroner inquest ordered by the Osun State Government, purportedly set up to determine the cause of death of our dearly beloved Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke.
“We condemn, in strictest terms, the continuous politicisation attempts by the state of this great loss to our family, particularly the ordering of this inquest at a time we are still coming to terms with the harsh reality of his sudden departure and the pain and grief therefrom.
“We have been reliably informed by credible sources that the outcome of the kangaroo inquest is already predetermined by the state.
“It is also designed to serve its own interest with distorted facts and misinformation which will clearly not be in the interest of the good people of Osun in general and the Adeleke family in particular,” Adeleke said.
The Adeleke family had at a press conference on April 26 said that the autopsy result conducted on the deceased was yet to be out.
The late senator, who was buried on April 24, represented Osun West Senatorial District on the platform of the APC.
Adeleke, who died at 62 years, was also the first civilian governor of Osun between January 1992 and November 1993 on the platform of defunct Social Democratic Party.