A magistrate court sitting in Mpape, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, has granted Ademola Adeleke, the lawmaker representing Osun west senatorial district, 2 million naira bail.
Naja News had reported earlier that Adeleke, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state, southwest Nigeria, was detained by the police.
This online news platform understands that the Osun West lawmaker honoured an invitation at the force headquarters in Abuja before he was detained.
Giving an update on Adeleke’s detention during an interview with TheCable, Frank Mba, force spokesman, said Adeleke was detained in connection with ongoing criminal investigations against him.
“Senator Adeleke is currently in police custody. He was taken into custody in the evening of today 6th May 2019 in connection with ongoing criminal investigations touching on his person,” the police spokesman had said.
Adeleke was arraigned today at the Magistrate court by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and later granted N2 million bail.
The court also asked Adeleke to provide surety in like sum before the matter was adjourned to June 24, 2019.