by JOSHUA DADA, Osogbo
A month after the family of late Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke made efforts to secure the report of the autopsy conducted on him by the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, LAUTECH, Osogbo without success, the family yesterday said they have accepted their fate.
The family in a release signed by Dr. Adedeji Adeleke regretted the refusal of the institution to release the report to them or release the remaining sample of tissues removed from the body of the deceased to enable them conduct another autopsy.
Disappointed by LAUTECH action, the family said, “It is quite
disheartening, that we live in a country where some of our supposed professionals can be so easily compromised by their paymasters without any regard to the oath they swore to as medical health practitioners.
“The Chief Pathologist of the Osun State-owned LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo added ‘salt to our injuries’, when he told the Kangaroo Inquest (set up by the state government) on May 19th, that the Adeleke Family was not entitled to the Autopsy Report, because the instruction to carry out the Autopsy was given to him by his boss, and not the Adeleke family, which is ridiculous and a complete falsehood.
“The family took the body of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke to the
Osun State Government owned LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Osogbo, requested that an autopsy be conducted, signed a letter authorizing the conduct of the autopsy (Mrs. Dupe Adeleke – Sanni signed on behalf of the family), and paid cash for the conduct of the autopsy, but was not issued a receipt because it was a Sunday, but was promised by the Chief Medical Director, that a receipt will be issued on Monday (the next day), but the Osun State government owned LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo have since refused to issue a receipt to the family.
“The family ordered for the conduct of the autopsy from the Osun Stategovernment owned LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo as an institution and not from the Chief Pathologist, Dr. Taiwo Solaja as a person.