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Court Grants Bail To Nurse Who Treated Sen. Isiaka Adeleke



An Osun State High Court, sitting in Ede, has granted bail to Mr. Alfred Aderibigbe, the nurse,  who administered drugs which allegedly killed treated Senator Isiaka Adeleke.


 Aderibigbe, who  was arraigned on murder on June 8,  pleaded not guilty to the charge.


The Presiding Judge, Ayo  Oyebiyi, however, ordered that the accused be remanded at the Ilesha prison till June 29.


Mr Soji Oyetayo, counsel to the accused,  filed a bail application on June 19 before the court.


Justice Oyebiyi subsequently adjourned ruling on the bail application to Friday, June 22.


Ruling on the bail application, Justice Oyebiyi, granted bail to Aderibigbe in the sum  N10 million and two sureties in like sum.



The Judge said one of the sureties must be a civil Servant not below grade level 10, while the other  must be a blood relation to the accused.


He said the sureties, who must be residing in the state, must also provide three years tax clearance and the copy of bail bonds should be deposited with Department of Public Prosecution, Osun State Ministry of Justice.


Amiloaded recalled that Adeleke , a serving senator died on April 23 , 2017 , after he was treated by the nurse and his death sparked a riot with insinuation from his supporters that he was poisoned because if his governorship ambition .


The state government instituted a coroner to probe the cause of the death and the nurse was indicted by the Magistrate , Mr . Olusegun Ayilara , who recommended him for trial .


The Chief Medical Director of the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital , Osogbo , Prof . Akeem Lasisi , who testified before the coroner had said Adeleke died of drug overdose .


The Consultant Pathologist, at LAUTH , who carried out the autopsy on Adeleke ’s corpse , Dr . Taiwo Sholaja , also told the coroner that Adeleke died of drug overdose and not poison .

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