Breaking: Senator Ademola Adeleke arrested, detained in Abuja

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The Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke has been arrested and detained by the the Nigeria Police High Command.

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This was disclosed by his campaign organisation on Monday night in a statement.

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The campaign organisation said Adeleke is being detained on “old trumped up charges of certificate and testimonial forgery”, noting “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.”

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The statement stated further that “Senator Adeleke had this morning honoured police invitation at the force headquarters, Abuja. He arrived at the force headquarters at 9am and was not attended to until later this afternoon when he was informed of fresh charges of testimonial forgery.

“The distinguished Senator was taken to Maitama Police station with plan to arraign him tommorow at an undisclosed Magistrate court.

“We alert the world to the systematic harassment and victimisation of Senator Adeleke over his pursuit of the retrieval of the governorship mandate freely conferred on him by the people of Osun state.

“A tribunal has declared him duly elected and a ruling on appeal is pending. Yet, the police in connivance with the appellants have decided to unjustly incarcerate and raised trumped up charges which have been clarified by relevant authorities.

“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.

“We call for urgent intervention of well meaning Nigerians to stop this emerging rape of democracy. The case for which the Police is acting is subjudice. It is sad to note that the Police appears to have become a tool in the hands of enemies of rule of law.

“We urge our supporters to remain calm. Justice shall prevail.”

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