The nurse who treated Osun West lawmaker, Isiaka Adeleke has revealed his age-long client knew him for 20 years and had hypertension.
The nurse who allegedly administered injections on late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, Alfred Aderibigbe, has said that he has been administering injections on the late lawmaker for a long time.
Aderibigbe said this on Thursday while testifying before the coroner, as ordered by Governor Rauf Aregbesola. Counsel for the nurse, Mr. Lekan Alabi, led him in evidence. Aderibigbe gave his evidence in Yoruba language.
He said he met Adeleke over 20 years ago while working at the State Hospital, Ede, when he treated a girl who was rushed to the facility because of convulsion.
He said he eventually knew that the girl was Adeleke’s daughter when he (Adeleke) sent for him and gave him some money. He said Adeleke asked him to see him regularly and that, that was how he “started treating me like his son.”
Aderibigbe added, “After a while, I started treating him (medically). Whenever he was given prescription and he probably didn’t complete his treatment in Abuja, I would administer the remaining.
“He had other nurses in Abuja, and some in Lagos.
“I’m his nurse in Ede. I don’t know any of them (other nurses), but I know that whenever he was given injection by those nurses, he would show me in order to know the new area to inject him.
“He was hypertensive and he had gouty arthritis. I was close to him. I used to advise him to rest for him to be okay.
“He stopped smoking for a long time. He drank alcoholic drinks.”