Why Senator Adeleke’s Burial Was Shifted
Some dead bodies don’t obey religious burial rules.
Unlike all Islamic dead bodies that must be buried within 24 hours, this one of Sen. Isiaka Adeleke, which was earlier scheduled for 4:pm on Sunday, has been shifted to Monday, April 24.
Adeleke, a senator and former civilian governor of Osun, joined his ancestors in the earlier hours of Sunday after he passed away at Biket Hospital in Osogbo.
Adeleke’s corpse, which was brought to his residence in Ede at 1:10 pm in preparation for the Islamic burial rites, was returned to Ladoke Akintola Hospital for a comprehensive autopsy.
It was gathered that the younger brother of the late politician, Deji, ordered that test be conducted immediately.
Deji was also said to have directed that the burial ceremony be postponed till Monday.
A family source said the burial had been fixed for 10:00am on Monday, pending the outcome of the autopsy.
Giving a picture of the developments leading to the demise of the late flamboyant politician, one of the domestic staff told NAN that Adeleke had attended a meeting till around 2am on Sunday before he went to bed.
The staff, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Adeleke also attended burial and wedding ceremonies in Guta and Iwo on Saturday.
The source further explained that early on Sunday, Adeleke complained of leg pain and his private doctor was called in to attend to him.
According to the staff, the doctor gave him an injection and he left, only to be called back after the senator complained of stomach ache.
“He was later rushed to Biket Hospital where he was finally confirmed dead,’’ the source said.