The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) governorship candidate for the recently concluded Osun Election, Ademola Adeleke, has been arraigned at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Senator Adeleke was arraigned by the police on a four-count charge of alleged examination malpractice alongside four others. They all pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The defendants are the principal of Ojo-Aro community grammar school Osun state, Aregbesola Muftau; the registrar of the school, Gbadamosi Ojo, a teacher in the school, Dare Olutope, and the senator’s cousin, Sikiru Adeleke.
The prosecution allege that the three defendants fraudulently registered Senator Adeleke and his cousin, as students of Ojo-aro community grammar school, in Osun State, for the National Examination Council’s June/July 2017 Senior School Certificate Examination in February 2017.
Three of the defendants, including Senator Adeleke, were thereafter granted bail, having filed their separate bail applications ahead of today’s arraignment.
The court ordered him to deposit his international passport with the registrar until the case is determined.
Adeleke may be in and out of courts in the coming months as he is also appealing the hotly contested Osun gubernatorial poll that saw Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerge victorious.