Exam fraud: Police arraign Adeleke for impersonation

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the last governorship election in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has been arraigned for impersonation by the police.

The four-count charge against him border on alleged examination fraud.

He was arraigned on Wednesday at a Federal High Court in Abuja along with four other persons.

One of them is the principal of Ojo-aron Community Grammar School.

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Ademola was alleged to have presented himself as a student of the school.

Ademola who pleaded not guilty to the offence was granted bail based on self-recognisance.

Justice I.E. Ekwo, however, ordered him to deposit his international passport with the registrar of the court.

He was also ordered to sign a bond that he would always be present during his trial.

The allegation of the exam fraud got to a peak few days to the September 22 governorship election in Osun State.

The police had moved to detain him over the case, a situation which would have made him miss the election in which he was a leading candidate.

President Muhammadu Buhari had however intervened, urging the police to release him and enable him participate in the election.

Although he won the first round of the election, he could not sustain his victory in the re-run which followed.

He lost to the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Gboyega Oyetola.


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