A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has declared Senator Ademola Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) free after he was charged for exam malpractice.

The decision of the court ruled by Justice Eejwo was as a result of the withdrawal of charge by the prosecution counsel, Mr Simon lough.

Senator Adeleke, who was a former Governorship candidate of the PDP in the last Osun State election, was charged to court by the Federal Government over alleged exam malpractice.

According to Simon Lough, his decision to drop the charge is due to the continued absence of Adeleke from the court.

He added that the Senator had not attended court since he was granted permission by the court on May 6, 2019, to travel to the United States of America for medical attention.

Adeleke was arraigned before the Federal High Court in Abuja in October 2018 alongside Sikiru Adeleke (who is said to be the Senator’s relative), Aregbesola Mufutau (the school principal), Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo (Registrar) and Dare Samuel Olutope (a teacher).

Senator Adeleke and Mr Sikiru were accused of impersonation, both registering as students of Ojo-aro community grammar school, Ojo-aro, Osun state to enable them to sit for the National Examinations Council (NECO) examination of June/July 2017 while the other defendants were accused of aiding the commission of the alleged offence.

The defendant’s pleaded not to be guilty of all charges against them.

The defence lawyer, Dr Alex Eziyon (SAN) has told the court to order the immediate discharge of his client.


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