'Look at my hands, they are as white as snow'

That seems to be what the nurse, who administered injections to Senator Isiaka Adeleke before he died, Alfred Aderibigbe, is saying.

He has denied giving drug overdose to the deceased.

Aderibigbe said this while being led in evidence by his counsel, Lekan Alabi, before the coroner probing Adeleke’s death in Osogbo on Thursday.

He admitted that he treated the deceased on the day of his death but said he did not administer all the empty ampoules of injections recovered from Adeleke’s house on the deceased.

He explained that he broke some of the ampoules but did not administer the injections on him.

Aderibigbe, who said the late senator treated him like a son, stated that the drugs administered were given to him by the deceased to keep so that he could be given whenever he needed them.

He told the coroner that the deceased showed him the doctor’s prescription which allowed him to buy the drugs.

Another chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Iwo, Olaniyi Olasunkanmi, had earlier told the coroner that the late senator did not eat at the weeding of his (Olasunkanmi’s) daughter.

He stated that this was so because there was no food left but he said he served Adeleke and about 30 friends and political associates, who followed him, meat.

Olasunkanmi said he was shocked when he heard that Adeleke died a day after attending his daughter’s wedding, wondering why some people would say he was poisoned at the party he attended in Iwo.

The coroner summoned Adeleke’s friend, Faborode, who the nurse said was there when he treated him and adjourned sitting till Friday.