By Abdullahi M.
Gulloma Abuja The police yesterday summoned candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Saturday governorship elections in Osun, Senator Ademola Adeleke, over alleged certificate forgery.
The police in a statement yesterday afternoon said their investigation revealed that Adeleke, his family and associates connived with some school administrators to allow him sit for the National Examination Council (NECO) in 2017.
The candidate was subsequently directed to immediately turn himself in to face prosecution.
Adeleke’s school credentials have come under intense scrutiny since he emerged the candidate of the PDP in Osun state some weeks ago.
The senator’s opponents during the primaries contended that he had no credible school certificate and should be disqualified from the race.
In a reaction, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday ordered the Inspector General of Police, Mr.
Ibrahim Kpotu Idris, to suspend the planned arraignment of Adeleke until after the election scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 22.
Presidency source told State House correspondents that the President ordered the police chief to suspend the planned arraignment of Adeleke over allegations of “Examination Malpractice, Criminal Conspiracy, Personation, Breach of Duty, Aiding and Abetting” because it’s illtimed and not politically correct.
He said the invitation by the police for Adeleke to report to its headquarters few days to the election would make people to suspect that the government is against its political opponents.
We’ve cleared him -WAEC Meanwhile, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has cleared Senator Ademola Adeleke of certificate forgery brought against him by two chieftains of the All Progressive Congress.
The council in an affidavit deposed to by one Osindeinde Adewumi and filed at the registry of the FCT high court, Adeleke was confirmed to have sat for the senior secondary certificate examination in May/June, 1981.
The affidavit was filed in compliance with the order of Justice Othman Musa asking WAEC to supply the court with the result.
WAEC confirmed that Senator Adeleke with candidate number 149 and center no 19645 sat for the exam at Ede Muslim High School, situated at Yidi road, Ede in Osun state .
And the certified true copy of the ledger indicated that Adeleke who is currently representing Osun West senatorial district in the senate sat for only English language in the examination.
The Police Public Relations Of- ficer, Ag.
DCP Jimoh Moshood, had in a statement yesterday invited Adeleke and four others, namely; Mr.
Sikiru Adeleke, Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau (Principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Egbedore LGA, Osun State), Mr.
Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo (school staff responsible for the registration of candidates for NECO), Mr.
Dare Olutope, to report to the Special Investigation Panel, Force Headquarters, Abuja immediately for arraignment in court
By Abdullahi M.