How outlawed drug may have killed Senator Adeleke — LAUTECH Teaching Hospital CMD

Posted by News Express | 17 May 2017 | 1,923 times

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•Late Senator Isiaka Adeleke.

The Chief Medical Director of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Prof. Akeem Lasisi, has revealed how an outlawed drug banned by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control may have killed Senator Isiaka Adeleke.

Giving his testimony on Tuesday at the Coroner’s inquest set up by the Osun State Government to unravel circumstances leading to the sudden death of the first governor of the state, Prof. Lasisi revealed that an autopsy was carried out on the late senator at the request of the family.

The CMD explained that when Adeleke’s corpse was brought to the hospital, he asked for his medical history and was told that one person that was neither a doctor nor a nurse injected him with some medicines when he complained of leg pain.

Lasisi said the injection included 5% of dextrose, intravenous fluid glory set, scalp vein needle, 2 ampoules of analgin, 4 ampoules of 10mg of diazepam, 1 ampoule of pentasozine, 1 ampoule of getamacine and Valium,

He maintained that the drugs were given in excess dosage and could have caused reflex collapse and blockage of respiratory system.

“As a medical doctor of 27 years experience, I have never given 40grams of diazepam. Analgin is also an outlawed drug, I wonder where the so called person got that from,” he said.

The inquest continued this morning in the state capital, Osogbo.

Source: News Express

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