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Adeleke Angry youths attack NTA team at Senator’s residence

Adeleke  died in the early hours of Sunday at a private hospital in Osogbo after succumbing to a protracted ailment.

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Angry youths at the residence of the  late Sen. Isiaka Adeleke in Ede  on Sunday attacked Mr Tope Alabi, a  correspondent of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in  Osogbo.

Adeleke  died in the early hours of Sunday at a private hospital in Osogbo after succumbing to a protracted ailment.

The late politician popularly called “ Serubawon’’ was aged 62.

The  NTA reporter, who was  at the residence of the late politician with his cameraman, was attacked by the youths for recording  the  faces of   sympathisers.

The youths,  who alleged that  the  late senator was poisoned, opposed  video coverage of the event.

Alabi was assaulted  on the  head  and had to be taken to  Osogbo for treatment while his cameraman escaped to a nearby bush.

Security  had, however,  been beefed up at the  residence  as family members  and friends awaited  the  burial of the late politician.

An Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) was stationed very close to Adeleke’s house  while a  police  vehicle was sighted  patrolling the town.

A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent at  the  residence reports that the corpse of the late senator  was brought to his residence in Ede  at about 1:10pm  from Biket hospital in Osogbo.

It  was, however,   later taken  to Ladoke Akintola Teaching hospital in Osogbo for autopsy as   family members  insisted on ascertaining the cause of death.

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As  at the time of filing this report, no family member  was willing to speak with  newsmen.

Meanwhile, the Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives  Congress (APC) in Osun,  Mr Kunle Oyatomi, has expressed shock over Adeleke’s death.

Oyatomi , in a telephone interview with NAN   on Sunday in Osogbo, said the late senator would be greatly missed.

He described Adeleke as one of the best governors  the state ever had, adding that  he was greatly loved by all.

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