No doctor was arrested over Adeleke’s death – NMA

by Dolapo Adelana

The Osun State branch of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has dismissed reports that a doctor who treated the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke before his death has been arrested, The Punch reports.

Recall that an aide of Adeleke had said that the doctor who allegedly administered drugs to the senator had been arrested.

But the Chairman of NMA in Osun State, Dr. Tokunbo Olajumoke and Secretary, Dr. Olalekan Ajayi, in a statement in Osogbo on Wednesday said no doctor treated him at home.

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The NMA urged the public to ignore the rumours.

The statement read in part, “The NMA, Osun State branch wishes to disclaim the news of the arrest of a doctor in connection with the unfortunate circumstance.

“We wish to that no doctor was involved, implicated nor arrested as being purported in some media.

“As we mourn and reflect on his death, we call on the media and the entire citizens to actively demand for affordable and qualitative health care to reduce the unacceptable loss of lives in our state and beyond.”

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