Isiaka Adeleke: Family accuses hospital of withholding tissue samples
The panel set up by Osun Government to investigate the cause of death has fixed May 29 to give its final verdict.
The family of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke has accused Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital (LAUTH), Osogbo of refusing to release the tissue samples of the deceased.
They also said the Osun government and the hospital are making it difficult for them to do a second autopsy to confirm the hospital’s result.
The late Senator’s family also alleged that the hospital has still not given them the result of the autopsy which they requested for since April 23, 2017.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Dr Deji Adeleke said “The Chief Pathologist’s claim that the Adeleke family is not entitled to the autopsy report because the instructions to conduct the autopsy were given to him by his boss and not directly by the family, is unethical, unprofessional and utterly ridiculous, to say the least.
“The Adeleke family will like to put it on record that the Osun State Government-owned Ladoke Akintola Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, has also refused to release the remaining sample of tissues removed from the body of our departed hero, Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, for the conduct of the autopsy that would have allowed the family to seek the conduct of a second autopsy from an ethical, professional and non-political medical facility outside Osun State.
“The Adeleke family will like to state again that the family has been unjustifiably denied the report of the autopsy and the remaining sample of tissues taken from the body of late Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke by the Osun State Government-owned LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.”
Meanwhile, the Coroner Inquest set up by Osun Government to investigate the cause of death of Sen. Isiaka Adeleke has fixed May 29 to give its final verdict on its findings.