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Preparations For Adeleke’s Burial Begins In Ede


By Victor Adeoti

Ede   –  Preparations for the burial rites of  Sen. Isiaka Adeleke, who died on Sunday,  has commenced at his residence in Ede, Osun,  the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

A NAN correspondent, who was at the residence of  Adeleke in Ede  on Monday, reports that the grave where he would be buried had been prepared.

The former civilian governor, NAN learnt,  is to be buried  near his living room within the premises.

NAN also reports that there was heavy presence of security personnel at the residence of  the deceased.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Fimihan Adeoye,  was also at the Adeleke residence  to ensure adequate security.

Some angry youths in the town, however, told the commissioner  that they would prevent state government officials from attending the burial, alleging that Adeleke was poisoned.

NAN reports that Mrs Idiat Babalola, the Senior Special Adviser to Gov. Rauf Aregbesola  on Diaspora, who came for the  burial, was mobbed.

It took the intervention of policemen to ferry her out of the residence.

The atmosphere at the late senator’s  house was tense  as sympathisers and family members  were weeping profusely.

NAN learnt that family members were still waiting for  the result  of the autopsy conducted on the late senator.

Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and his Ogun counterpart, it was learnt,  had already arrived for the burial.

The Islamic clerics,  who would  perform the burial rites,  had  also arrived as at the time of filing this report.

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