Outlawed Drug May Have Killed Adeleke – LAUTECH Teaching Hospital CMD

Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke

AKEEM Lasisi, a professor of Medicine and chief medical director of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, has disclosed how an outlawed drug banned by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control, NAFDAC, may have killed the late Isiaka Adeleke, a senator.

Giving his testimony at the Coroner’s inquest set up by the state government to unravel circumstances leading to the sudden death of the first governor of the state, in Osogbo Lasisi said that an autopsy was carried out on the Adeleke on 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 one person that was neither a doctor nor a nurse injected him with some medicines when he complained of leg pain earlier before he died.

Lasisi said the injection included five percent of dextrose, intravenous fluid glory set, scalp vein needle, two ampoules of analgin, four ampoules of 10mg of diazepam, one ampoule of pentasozine, one ampoule of getamacine and Valium,

The doctor claimed that the drugs were given in excess dosage and could cause 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 resumed this morning, Wednesday, May 17, under the chairmanship of Olusegun Ayilara, a chief magistrate.

—  May 17, 2017 @ 12:50 GMT |


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