Police remove Adeleke’s name from exam malpractices charges
Ade Adesomoju, AbujaThe police on Thursday removed the name of a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, from the charges of examination malpractices instituted against him and others at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The prosecuting counsel, Simon Lough, told the judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, that the decision to discontinue the case against Adeleke followed his continued absence from court since the court granted him permission to embark on a medical trip abroad in May 2019.
The charges were amended to remove his name as a defendant while the rest of the co-defendants were retained to continue to face the trial.Adeleke, who contested the September 22, 2018 governorship election in Osun State and came second, was arraigned along with others before Justice Inyang Ekwo on October 31 of the same year.
Others arraigned with Adeleke were Sikiru Adeleke; the principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Alhaji Aregbesola Muftau; the registrar of the school, Gbadamosi Ojo; and a teacher in the school, Dare Samuel Olutope.The prosecution accused the five defendants of committing the offence of examination malpractices by fraudulently, through impersonation, registering Adeleke and another Sikiru Adeleke, as students of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, in Ojo-Aro in Osun State, for the National Examination Council’s June/July 2017 Senior School Certificate Examination in February 2017.
It alleged that Ademola and Sikiru Adeleke were fraudulently registered for the examination and “awarded them seven credits, one pass and five credits respectively.”READ ALSO:Buhari writes National Assembly, seeks $5.5bn fresh loanAccording to the prosecuting counsel, Lough, the offences were contrary to and punishable under the various provisions of the Examination Malpractices Act Cap E15 LFN 2004.
Lough told Justice Ekwo on Thursday the prosecution had amended the charges so to remove Adeleke’s name so that his absence would not continue to stall the case.Defence lawyer, Dr Alex Izinyon (SAN), did not object to to the prosecution’s decision to amend the charges but insisted that his client be discharged and acquitted.
Lough opposed the demand for discharge.Justice Ekwo is to rule on the disagreement between the two lawyers on Friday.Copyright PUNCH.All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.
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The BEGINNING of the BEGINNING determines the END of the END because the END of the BEGINNING is just the BEGINNING of the END. Removal of his name is to allow for continuation of the trial of his co-accused since he refused to return to Nigeria in the past one year. He is not acquitted & his trial will resume anytime he is in Nigeria.
So, when a criminal defendant is absent from court, the proper course of action is to remove his name? Truly, all animals are equal but some are more equal than others. What else? Sèbí they have achieved what they want to use the unfounded allegation for. Democrat pretenders bunch of people So it was always about politics?
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TheMATTER don finally settle. It was all about THE GAME OF THE THRONE Dirty politics! Elections are over, their judiciary has selected its own APC member.. Don't forget the role the police played at Kogi and Kano Elections. Kano case was won at the Supreme Court Kogi case will also be won by the APC at the Supreme Court. Judiciary and police Na APC! NIAJA! NAIJA!!
Hmm Hmmmmm After election ba? But if e try to contest again, his name will suddenly appear on the list again. TheMATTER heavy We never finish settle the matter ooo🤣🤣🤣which kind headline be this We still dey settle this matter TheMATTER After grabbing his mandate? God will punish you all Why only Adeleke's name? Remove others who are on the community examination malpractice list too. I pity this country- politics, power, sex, money - are the modern gods that are influencing everything to include covid19 projects in Nigeria.
Nigeria political game! Hmmmmmmm Politics in Nigeria is for the ruling party at the federal government level. I can now comfortably say a big congrats to people of Osun for not allowing such a fraud win the gubernatorial election. Man is not a threat for now Finally. Political motives,this is Nigeria. Politics here is a mess!
Na settlematter we still dey with police 😂 Election is over. Witch hunt!!! Since Senator Adeleke cannot be tried in absentia, it's tidier for PoliceNG to expunge his name from the originating charge sheet so that the trial can proceed against the remaining defendants. This is a strategy. However, the charge against Senator Adeleke is in the coolers.
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AuntyRiri Money!. remove Adeleke's name from exam malpractice..... Police or Buhari? The examination malpractice issue has become a bygones because the purpose of bringing it up was Osun State election manipulation. Now that he is neither a governor nor a senator his reputation is no more on the line.
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