As the WAEC certificate sage continues, the governorship candidate under the flagship of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the September 22, 2018 election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, was on Wednesday arraigned before Justice I. E. Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Adeleke and four others were docked based on a four-count charge of examination malpractices filed against them by the Nigeria Police.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, through the prosecuting counsel, Mr, Simon Lough, had on September 19, 2018, filed the charge against Adeleke and his four co-accused.
Charged by the police alongside Adeleke were Sikiru Adeleke, the Principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School; Alhaji Aregbesola Muftau, the Registrar of the School; Gbadamosi Ojo and a teacher in the school, Dare Samuel Olutope.
The police accused the five defendants of committing examination malpractices by fraudulently, through impersonation, registering Adeleke and another Sikiru Adeleke, as students of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, in Ojo-Aro in Osun State, for the National Examination Council of June/July 2017 Senior School Certificate Examination in February 2017.
At Wednesday’s sitting, the defendants all pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against them, and alleged political witchhunt.
Adeleke was however granted bail on self-recognizance by Justice I.E Ekwo.
He was ordered to deposit his international passport with the registrar. He was also asked to sign a bond stating that he will always be present at his trial.
More as the event unfolds…
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