Governor Aregbesola plans to probe Adeleke’s death

Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has said the state government will set up a panel to probe the cause of the sudden death of the former governor of the state, Senator Isiaka Adeleke.


This was contained in a statement in Osogbo on Sunday by the media aide to the governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon.


The governor described Adeleke, a member of the Senate until his death, as a man of peace, who he said defected from the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the August 2014 governorship poll in the state because he could not stand violence.


The governor said the administration had planned a befitting state burial for the late politician, lamenting that this was scuttled by some persons “crying more than the bereaved”, who unleashed terror on dignitaries, who came to honour the soul of the departed.


The statement added, “The best we could do in the circumstance was to declare three days of mourning throughout the state and fly national, state and our party’s flags at half-mast in his honour.


“The Osun State Government, using the instrumentality of the law, is setting up an inquest to unravel the circumstances of this unfortunate and sad incident in order to put the record straight on his death.”