Unrest Looms In Ede Over Senator Adeleke’s Sudden Death

Unrest Looms In Ede Over Senator Adeleke’s Sudden Death

Chris Steven

Palpable fears have enveloped Ede, the home town of late Senator Isiaka Adeleke following insinuations that the Senator who died early hours of Sunday might have died as a result of poision.

People’s fear was confirmed when his remains which were scheduled to be buried according to Islamic rites Sunday afternoon were returned to the Ladoke Akontola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, for an autopsy.

The development has resulted in a traffic gridlock across the streets of the town. Supporters are also lighting bonfires across the town to register their anger, raising fears of possible violence.

The autopsy option, sources say, is being taken following rumours that he was poisoned at a political meeting on Saturday.

Adeleke who was the first executive governor of Osun State was preparing to run for the Osun governorship election in 2018 before his death on Sunday morning.

He was earlier brought home from the hospital amidst wailing and weeping by supporters and family members.