The Senator representing Osun West, Senator Ademola Adeleke, and four others have been arraigned before a Federal High Court, Abuja on a four-count charge of examination malpractices.
Adeleke and others were accused, in a four-count charge filed in the name of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) of fraudulently, through personation, registering as students of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Ojo-Aro Osun State to enable them sit for the National Examination Council (NECO) examination of June/July 2017.
Other defendants, in the charge marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/156/2018, are: Sikiru Adeleke, Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau (Principal of the school), Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo (school Registrar) and Dare Samuel Olutope (teacher).
The Lawyers to the accused prayed the court grant them bail pending the trial after they all pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them.
Justice Inyam Ekwo granted Adeleke bail on self recognition, while the other defendants were allowed on bail at N2million and a surety each, who must be responsible person, and owns a landed property within the court’s jurisdiction.
The Nation reports that shortly after the court proceedings, Adeleke was seen making calls on his cell phone, while the other defendants made efforts to perfect the bail granted them.