SENATOR ADELEKE ARRAIGNED FOR ALLEGED EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE

The senator representing Osun west, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has been arraigned at the Abuja federal high court for alleged examination malpractice.

Senator Adeleke who was the Osun governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was arraigned on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 on a four-count charge alongside four other people.

Those arraigned with him are Aregbesola Mufutau, principal of the school, Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo, the registrar, and Dare Olutope, a teacher.

After pleading “not guilty” to the charge, IE Ekwo, the judge handling the case, granted the senator bail on self-recognition.

The senator was then asked to submit his international passport to the court registrar and sign an agreement that he will present himself for trial.

Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won the election after a rerun was conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

However, Senator Adeleke is challenging Oyetola’s victory at the tribunal.

In September, 2018 prior to the governorship election in Osun, the police had asked the senator and the four others allegedly involved in the malpractice to report to the force headquarters in Abuja for “immediate” arraignment in court.

But the senator obtained a court order restraining the police from arresting him.

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