SENATOR Ademola Adeleke has been asked to report to the Special Investigation Panel, Force Headquarters, Abuja immediately for arraignment in court.
The summon comes with just 72 hours before the Osun State Governorship election.
Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party – PDP, governorship candidate is being arraigned in court in connection with a case of ‘’Examination Malpractice, Criminal Conspiracy, Impersonation, Breach of Duty, Aiding and Abetting” brought against him and being investigated since 2017.He is being arraigned alongside four others, including, a secondary school principal, Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau, Sikiru Adeleke, Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo and Dare Olutope.
“On 21st July 2017, the Osun State Police Intelligence Bureau – SIB, received and acted on an actionable intelligence about an ongoing examination malpractice involving Senator Ademola Adeleke and Sikiru Adeleke at OJO/Aro Community Grammar School in Osun state,” Force Spokesperson, Ag. DCP Moshood Jimoh, said.
“When the Police operative arrived at the school, only Sikiru Adeleke was found seated for the examination while Senator Ademola Adeleke seat was vacant and was suspected to have escaped before the arrival of the Police operatives.
“Further investigation revealed that both Senator Ademola Adeleke and his brother Sikiru Adeleke registered and were sitting for the National Examination Council Examination (NECO) 2017 as internal candidates impersonating students of the School at the ages of 57years and 42years respectively. This crime was facilitated by the principal of the school, and two other members of staff of the school for which they are under investigation and being charged to court.
“The Principal of the school, Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau, the staff responsible for registration, Mr Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo and a teacher Mr dare Olutope were arrested on 21 July 2017. Senator Ademola Adeleke was arrested on 27 July 2017 and Sikiru Adeleke was arrested on 8 August 2017.