The body of Sen. Isiaka Adeleke has been buried at his residence in Ede, Osun state.
The corpse was brought to the residence from Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo at about 10:46am, where the Chief Imam of Ede, Alhaji Moshood Akaje performed the funeral prayers at about 11:03 am.
Adeleke’s body was immediately buried after the prayers amidst tears by families, friends and political associates.
Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti and Ibikule Amosun of Ogun, were among the dignateris that attended the burial.
Earlier in his sermon, Alhaji Ibrahim Adekilekun, the Chief Imam of Ansarudeen, Ede, described Adeleke as a man loved by all during his life time.
Adekilekun, who noted that death is inevitable for all human beings, urged family members not to fight anyone over Adeleke’s death.
Meanwhile, the Osun Government has declared a 3-day mourning in the state.
Mr Semiu Okanlawon, media aide to Gov Rauf Aregbesola made this known on Monday in Osogbo.
” This is in honour of the departed first Civilian Governor of the State of Osun, Alhaji Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke.
“The 3-day mourning period commences from Monday, April 24, 2017.
” During the period of mourning, all flags are to fly half staff,” the statement said.
Adeleke, 62, was the Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District at the Senate under the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC) before his death on Sunday at a private hospital in Osogbo.