The arraignment of Alfred Aderibigbe inÂ an Osun High Court forÂ the alleged killing of late Senator Isiaka AdelekeÂ wasÂ on WednesdayÂ in Osogbo stalled following theÂ absence of the presiding judge, Justice Ayo Oyebiyi.
The Solicitor General of the state, Mr Dapo Adeniji, however, agreed with Aderibigbeâ€™s counsel, Mr Soji Oyetayo, onÂ June 8Â as the new date forÂ the arraignment of the accused.
The Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara-led coroner inquest had recommended Aderibigbe for prosecution having established that he administered theÂ drug overdose that killed Adeleke.
Aderibigbe, said to be a nurse, while testifying before the coroner, said the drugs he gave the late senator were those given to him by the deceased.
He also insisted that he did not give the late senator an overdose.
But the Chief Medical Director of Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH), Osogbo, Prof. Akeem Lasisi,Â had said that Adeleke died of drug overdose.
Also testifying, the Consultant Pathologist, who carried out the autopsy on Adelekeâ€™s corpse, Dr Taiwo Sholaja, had maintained that the senator died of drug overdose. (NAN)