Senator Adeleke Arrested

Senator Ademola Adeleke.

SAN FRANCISCO, May 06, (THEWILL) – Senator Ademola Adelele, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the disputed Osun Governorship election has been taken into custody by the police and will be charged to court over a criminal matter that was unclear as at the time of writing.

Police Force spokesman, Frank Mba, said Adeleke was arrested Monday evening “… In connection with ongoing criminal investigations touching on his person. In the best tradition of natural justice and fair hearing, he has already been served with the relevant charge sheet containing his alleged offences in the presence of his Attorneys. He will be arraigned in a competent court of law tomorrow, 7th May 2019.”

The police has an ongoing matter in court with the senator over alleged examination fraud.

Meanwhile, the PDP says his arrest is “highly provocative, an invitation to anarchy and recipe for a very serious crisis not only in Osun but also in the judiciary and our polity as a nation.”

The party through its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan said his arrest is “part of the grand plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to coerce Senator Adeleke to relinquish the mandate that was freely given to him by the people of Osun state, which was further established by the election petition tribunal.

“The plot is to drag Senator Adeleke before an ostensibly compromised magistrate court, over the same issues of alleged forged school testimonial that is already before the Federal High Court, with a view to using such corridor to secure a stampeded trial and hurried conviction, and put him out of circulation, over trump-up charges.

The party demanded his “immediate and unconditional release.”