Senator Isiaka Adeleke’s Burial Postponed
The burial of Isiaka Adeleke, which was earlier scheduled for 4 p.m. on Sunday, has been postponed.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr. Adeleke, a former civilian
governor of Osun, died in the earlier hours of Sunday at Biket Hospital
Mr. Adeleke’s corpse, which was brought to his residence in Ede at 1:10
p.m. in preparation for the Islamic burial rites, was returned back to
Ladoke Akintola Hospital in Osogbo for autopsy.
The younger brother of the late politician, Deji, ordered for autopsy to be carried out to ascertain the cause of death.
Deji was also said to have directed that the burial ceremony be postponed till Monday.
Friends and sympathisers, who were waiting for the burial ceremony, were
told around 5:30 p.m. that the event had been postponed.
A family source said the burial had been fixed for 10 a.m. on Monday, pending the outcome of the autopsy.