A doctor, identified in the media as Dr. Ade, has been arrested in connection with the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke.
According to Daily Post, the doctor is being accused of “overdosing” the late senator who died suddenly on Sunday, April 23, 2017.
An aide to the late senator confirmed the news of the arrest of Dr. Ade and said that he is currently being interrogated by the police.
In a story reminiscent of the death of the late pop superstar, Michael Jackson, the suspect is being held in connection with providing Senator Isiaka with an overdose of pain medication in condition with an undisclosed illness.
An autopsy was performed on the senator, following the controversy which greeted his sudden passing in his home state of Osun. The report of the postmortem has not been made public.
According to officials, “due to the sensitive nature of the case”, the report may not be made public any time soon.
Supporters of the late senator, who is also a former governor of the state, went on rampage on Sunday and Monday, alleging that Governor Rauf Aregbesola had a hand in the untimely death of the senator.
Adeleke reportedly received guests until around 2:00am on Sunday before he slept.
As at press time, the police in Osun State have neither confirmed nor refuted report of the doctor’s arrest.
Adeleke was buried on Monday in Islamic tradition at a ceremony that witnessed unrest from youth of Ede, his hometown.