Sunday, 23 April 2017

Senator Isiaka Adeleke's Death Sparks Riot In Osun State

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The first civilian Governor of the State of Osun, Senator Isiaka Adeleke is dead.

Adeleke who died this morning at Biket Hospital, Osogbo currently represents Osun West Senatorial District at the Nigeria Senate.

According to family sources, Adeleke suffered a heart attack and was rushed to Bikets Hospital where he passed away. The senator who represented Osun West Senatorial district and is an uncle to popular singer, Davido, died at the age of 62. 
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The death of the Senator sparked a riot in his hometown as irate youths protested his demise claiming he was murdered by his political opponents. The youth attacked some journalists at his home although some of them tried to calm the enraged youths. 

The senator's body was brought back in a Sianna car dressed like a living being and was greeted with tears from mourners. Sympathizers waiting at the entrance of the mansion surged in and rushed inside to catch a glimpse of their political leader and benefactor. Mourners including the youths and aged ones were seen wailing and rolling on the ground as they rain curses on those who they claimed poisoned him. 

Some of those who entered into the living room said the corpse was being bathed now in preparation for the burial. Some imams are sighted at the premises which indicated that he might be buried very soon The senator was last seen at a function in Iwo, Osun state where he looked hale and hearty without any sign that he was ill. Nigerians took to social media to react to Adeleke's demise notable the senate president, Bukola Saraki, who payed for the repose of the dead. 

This Twitter user also reports that his village in Ede, Osun State, is currently on fire.
It was not immediately clear why the youths had resorted to violence in the wake of the Senator's death.

Meanwhile, Senate President Bukola Saraki has referred to the death of the two-term serving Senator as a "personal loss".

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