A nurse who allegedly administered injections on late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, Alfred Aderibigbe, on Thursday disclosed that he has been administering injections on the deceased lawmaker for a long time.
Testifying before the coroner ordered by the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, Aderibigbe said he met the deceased lawmaker over 20 years ago while working at the State Hospital, Ede, when he treated Adeleke’s daughter.
Led in evidence by his counsel, Lekan Alabi, Aderibigbe, said after treating Adeleke’s daughter, the lawmaker asked if he sees him regularly, adding that, that was how he “started treating me like his son.”
The nurse said,
“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.”