The Nigeria Police Force (NPF), on Monday night, said Ademola Adeleke, the lawmaker representing Osun west senatorial district, was detained in connection with ongoing criminal investigations against him. The Nigeria Police Force (NPF), on Monday night, said Ademola Adeleke, the lawmaker representing Osun west senatorial district, was detained in connection with ongoing criminal investigations against him.
Giving an update on Adele’s detention during an interview with TheCable, Frank Mba, force spokesman, said Adeleke will be charged to court on Tuesday (today), May 7.
His words: “Senator Adeleke is currently in police custody. He was taken into custody in the evening of today 6th May 2019 in connection with ongoing criminal investigations touching on his person.
“Meanwhile, in the best tradition of natural justice and fair hearing, he has already been served with the relevant charge sheet containing his alleged offenses in the presence of his Attorneys. He will be arraigned in a competent court of law tomorrow, 7th May 2019.”
Naija News recalls that the police had arraigned the 2018 Osun governorship candidate for alleged examination malpractice.
Reacting recently, Adeleke’s campaign organisation accused the force of working for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over the detention.
“The principal of the secondary school attended by Senator Adeleke testified through affidavit before Bwari High Court that the school indeed issued the testimonial. WAEC equally testified that the Senator sat for the examination. For the Police to revive this old clarified issue confirms political vendetta,” it said in a statement.
Naja News had reported earlier that Adeleke, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state, southwest Nigeria, was detained by the police.
This online news platform understands that the Osun West lawmaker honoured an invitation at the force headquarters in Abuja before he was detained.