Senator Ademola Adeleke has arrived in court following his arrest by security operatives.
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was arrested on Monday, May 6, and was taken to court on Tuesday, May 7.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the police in Abuja charged Senator Adeleke with certificate forgery. He was ultimately granted bail in the sum of N2 million & a surety in like sum and the case was adjourned to June 24.
Legit.ng had reported that men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) arrested Senator Adeleke, according to his campaign organisation and his party, the PDP.
The organisation said Adeleke, a senator representing Osun West district, had honoured an invitation at the force headquarters in Abuja, but was detained.
The organisation said: “We alert the public, diplomatic and democracy community worldwide that the Nigerian police has arrested and detained Senator Ademola Adeleke on old trumped up charges of certificate and testimonial forgery,.
“This is after the school principal and school authority have through affidavits denied any forgery and owned up to the school testimonial issued to Senator Adeleke," it added.
The statement said Adeleke arrived at the force headquarters at 9am and was not attended to until later in the afternoon when he was informed of fresh charges of testimonial forgery.
He was thereafter taken to Maitama police station with plan to arraign him on Tuesday, May 7, at an undisclosed magistrate court, according to the statement which alleged that Adeleke was being victimized because of his zeal to reclaim “governorship mandate freely conferred on him by the people of Osun state.”
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