burial of senitor adeleke: as osun state youth aggressively attacked

Angry youths in Ede, Osun State have attacked Mrs Idiat

Babalola, the Senior Special Adviser to Gov. Rauf Aregbesola on


Babalola who came for the burial of Sen. Isiaka Adeleke, who

died on Sunday, was mobbed by the youths who prevented state

government officials from attending the burial, alleging that the

senator was poisoned.

It took the intervention of policemen with an order from the

State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fimihan Adeoye who was

present at the late senator’s residence, to ferry her out.

The atmosphere at the late Adeleke’s house was tensed as

sympathisers and family members were weeping profusely in

spite the heavy presence of security personnel.

At the late senator’s residence in Ede on Monday, the grave

where he would be buried had been prepared.

The former civilian governor, would be buried near his living

room within the premises, as family members await the result of

the autopsy conducted on the late senator.

Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and his Ogun State

counterpart, Ibikunle Amosun, had already arrived for the burial.

The Islamic clerics, who would perform the burial rites, had also

arrived as at the time of filing this report.


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