Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun State has been detained by the Nigeria Police.
Adeleke was arrested after he had honoured an invitation by the police
The Federal High Court in Abuja had granted the senator the permission to travel to the United States of America for medical check-up. The trip had been scheduled for Tuesday, May 7.
Justice Inyang Ekwo had ordered him to honour a fresh Police invitation on Monday before travelling the next day. He was, however, detained after obeying the court order.
In reaction, the Peoples Democratic Party has protested the arrest and detention of its candidate in the 2018 Osun Governorship election.
The party said the Police action was in total disregard for the extant order of the Federal High Court.
In a statement on Monday, by his campaign organisation. The statement read: “We alert the public, diplomatic and democracy community worldwide that the Nigerian Police has arrested and detained Senator Ademola Adeleke on old trumped up charges of certificate and testimonial forgery.
“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.
“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 tomorrow at an undisclosed Magistrate court.”