Former Governor of Osun State, Sen. Isiaka Adeleke dies at 62


The first executive governor of Osun state and current serving senator, Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke has died.
He was aged 62.

According to family sources, Senator Adeleke who was representing Osun West senatorial district in the Upper Chamber died in the early hours of Sunday in a private hospital in Oshogbo where he was rushed to when he suddenly developed a serious crises last night.

The corpse of the late senator was brought to his residence in Ede at about 1:10pm from Biket hospital in Oshogbo.

It was, however, later taken to Ladoke Akintola Teaching hospital in Osogbo for autopsy as family members insisted on ascertaining the cause of death.

He would be buried today in Ede, his home town according to Islamic rites.

Meanwhile, angry youths at the residence of the late senator in Ede on Sunday attacked Mr Tope Alabi, a correspondent of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in Oshogbo.

The NTA reporter/correspondent, who was at the residence of the late politician with his cameraman, was attacked by the youths for recording the faces of sympathisers.

The youths, who alleged that the late senator was poisoned, opposed video coverage of the event.

Mr. Alabi was assaulted on the head and had to be taken to Oshogbo for treatment while his cameraman escaped to a nearby bush.

Security has been beefed up at the residence as family members and friends awaited the burial of the late politician.

An Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) was stationed very close to Adeleke’s house while a police vehicle was sighted patrolling the town.

The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun, Mr Kunle Oyatomi,expressed shock over Sen. Adeleke’s death.

Mr Oyatomi, in an interview with NAN on Sunday in Osogbo, said the late senator would be greatly missed.

He described Adeleke as one of the best governors the state ever had, adding that he was greatly loved by all.

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