Court frees nurse accused of killing ex-Osun gov, Adeleke

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Alfred Aderibigbe, a personal nurse ex-Osun State Governor, Isiaka Adeleke, arraigned for the politician was on discharged and acquitted by the court.

Aderibigbe, who treated the late Adeleke before death, had been dragged before an Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo, after a coroner inquest indicted him administering drug overdose on the deceased.

But Justice Ayo Oyebiyi in judgement today, after the trial that lasted almost two and half years, declared that the could not prove that Aderibigbe killed the deceased and subsequently discharged him any wrongdoing.

Upon first arraignment before the court on on June 8, 2018, Aderibigbe pleaded not guilty murder charge pressed against him.

The offence he was accused was said be contrary section 316 and punishable under section 319 the Criminal Code Law Cap.36 Law Osun State 2003.

During the trial, Aderibigbe told the court that the drugs he administered were given to him by the deceased.

But of the nine witnesses called by the led by Acting Solicitor and , Ministry of Justice, Dapo Adeniji, and the then Medical Director of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching , Osogbo, Akeem Lasisi, told the court that the late Adeleke died of drug overdose.

However, Soji Oyetayo, who appeared for the defendant, insisted that the failed to properly investigate the matter.

He said none of the witnesses called by the prosecution was at the scene of the alleged crime or visited the scene, adding that the prosecution did not retrieve the doctor’s prosecution that was in the custody of the late Adeleke to further prove its case.

According to him, Adeleke was in need of medical attention before the defendant was invited to attend to him, stressing that the late politician was suffering from hypertension and gout.

Justice Oyebiyi, after considering all sides to the matter, discharged and acquitted the defendant.