President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier directed the Nigerian Police not to invite the governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, however, the police had stated that the directive does not exonerate him.
Recall that Naija News had earlier reported on Wednesday that Senator Adeleke was called to respond to questions at the force headquarters over an alleged malpractice while sitting for the 2017 National Examination Council.
The President while reacting to the step had ordered the IGP to suspend the invitation until after the governorship election in the state.
Moshood, while speaking on NTA, on Thursday, stated that a suspect could be invited at any time as the directive from the President does not change anything.
“There is no time limit to arresting any suspect that has been accused or there is an allegation of an offence.
Police action terminates when a matter has been taken to court. We have filed charges in court and the matter is off our hands.
“But if there is any directive that we should not invite him, that directive does not exonerate him from [allegation/] court process and the people should know that the rule of law prevails above any other consideration.
Moshood also assured electorates of a peaceful election come Saturday in Osun state.
“As at yesterday, the Deputy Inspector-General of police in the state has gone around the state on what we call ‘the show of force exercise’ with other security agencies.
“The DIG operations is in charge of the security architecture in the state for the election, they have gone round, they have met with people and equally talked to them.
“We are enjoying very large cooperation from them, we are hopeful that come Saturday, everything will be peaceful to secure an environment for a credible election,” Moshood added.