The campaign organization of Senator Ademola Adeleke has cried out over an alleged plan by the police to arraign the senator in an undisclosed court on Tuesday.
The senator according to a statement by the organization, was arrested and detained on Monday the evening after he visited them at their office in Abuja.
The statement read in part: “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.
“The distinguished Senator was taken to Maitama Police station with a plan to arraign him tomorrow at an undisclosed Magistrate court.”
“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”.
Meanwhile, the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has granted leave to Senator Adeleke to travel to the United States of America (USA) for medical treatment.
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The court also adjourned hearing on the examination malpractice charge against him till June 10.
Trial judge, Justice Iyang Ekwo, stressed that Police should not stop Adeleke from embarking on the trip between May 7 and June 9.
The enrolled order of the court read: “An order of this honourable court is hereby made directing the Deputy Chief Registrar of honourable court to release to the 1st defendant/applicant his international passport to enable him travel to the United States of America on 7th day of May of 2019 and return on the 9th day of June 2019 to enable him undergo urgent medical check-up.
“The 1st defendant (Adeleke) is ordered to respond to the invitation of the respondent on 6th May 2019.
“Thereafter, the 1st defendant is granted leave of court to travel out of Nigeria to the United States of America between 7th May 2019 and 9th June 2019 for medical attention.
“The 1st defendant/applicant is hereby ordered to return the international passport to the Registry of this court within three days of his return on 9th June 2019.
“The respondent shall not prevent the 1st defendant from travelling for medical attention upon attending the invitation of the respondent on 6th May 2019.”
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