The nurse who treated Sen. Isiaka Adeleke before he died, Mr Alfred Aderibigbe, has denied claims that he administered an overdose of a banned injection, Analgin, on Adeleke, which led to his sudden death last month. The Chief Medical Doctor of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Prof. Akeem Lasisi, had told a coroner investigating Adeleke's sudden death that preliminary investigations carried out by a team of medical experts, showed that the senator died of an overdose of a banned injection.
“The senator gave me his drugs which he brought from Lagos to keep on the evening of Monday, April 17, with the understanding that when he wants to take them, he will call me to bring them.
On Sunday, April 23, at about 4 am, I was, however, woken up by two men from the senator who banged on my gate and later informed me that the senator had been calling my phone and that I was not picking my calls.
They said the senator needed me to come and treat him and that I should bring his drugs along.
"As he was explaining what was going on, the senator himself collected the phone and asked me to come quickly that he was having serious knee pains.
When I got to the senator’s house, he asked for his drugs and gave me his prescription which contained the dose I was to administer on him.
The drugs which the senator kept with me that was to be administered on him were Analgin injection, Diazepam injection, photroine injection and hydrocortisone.
But the senator said I should not give him hydrocortisone because when he took it in Lagos, he had headache and was also vomiting.
So the other drugs was what I gave him and they were in the right dosage.
Even when the prescription said he should be given 20mg of diazepam, I had to limit it to 10mg because I discovered he had taken some oral pain painkillers.
The two other injections I gave him were in the right proportion too– 50mg of Analgin and 1mg of photroine.
I returned back to the Adeleke residence by 9:30 am. Before I left, I had told the senator’s friend, who was with me throughout the treatment, to watch over him. When I returned, I found the senator in the sleeping position I left him, and on closer observation, his heart rate had dropped and his pulse was faint. I quickly gave him cardiac massage and called on his friend, Dipo, to assist me and when the situation was beyond my control, I raised an alarm and he was quickly rushed to Biket hospital. By the time we got him to Biket hospital, the CMD, Dr Adebisi Adenle, examined his body and pronounced him “Brought in Dead.”The coroner’s sitting was later adjourned till Friday.