– The nurse who allegedly administered the last injection to late Senator Isiaka Adeleke has been remanded in prison
– The Osun State High Corurt ordered that Alfred Aderibigbe be remanded in custody until hearing on the matter
– The judge over the case also adjourned hearing to Friday, June 29
A state High Court sitting in Ede, Osun state has ordered the remand of a nurse, Alfred Aderibigbe, for allegedly administering drug which killed late Senator Isiaka Adeleke.
The press office of the Osun ministry of justice, Opeyemi Bello, in a statement on Sunday, June 10, said the nurse pleaded not guilty during his arraignment before Justice Ayo Oyebiyi on Friday, June 8.
According to Bello, the counsel to the defendant, Soji Oyetayo, prayed the court to admit Aderibigbe to bail.
Punch reports that Oyetayo informed the court that there was an application submitted to the court for his client’s bail.
However, the acting solicitor general and permanent secretary at the ministry of Justice, Dapo Adeniji, opposed the bail application.
Adeniji in his objection said the accused was being arraigned for the first time in the court, while the bail application was filed before the arraignment.
“The bail application is premature because the accused was not in custody when the application was filed,” Adeniji said.
Having listened to submissions by both parties, Justice Oyebiyi, in his ruling ordered that the accused should be remanded at the Ilesa Prison until Friday, June 29.
Meanwhile,plusmilang.com previously reported that Adeleke, a serving senator, died on April 23, 2017, after he was treated by the nurse.
The first civilian governor of Osun state was buried according to Islamic rites in the state.
His death also sparked riots majorly from his supporters whoalleged that the late Senator was poisoned because of his governorship ambition in the state.