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Osun: Senator Adeleke Sues IGP Adamu Over Arrest

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the Osun Governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke (PDP-Osun West) has sued the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu over his arrest and detention.

The embattled lawmaker had approached the Osun State High Court, Ikirun seeking for his fundamental rights to personal liberty and right to freedom of movement and the court presided over by Justice Jide Falola ordered the police not to arrest or detain the senator pending the determination of the substantive case filed before it.

Justice Falola had based his own ruling an earlier court ruling by Justice I.E Ekwor of the Federal High Court, Abuja who had granted Adeleke leave to travel out of Nigeria to the United States of America between 7th May 2019 and 9th June 2019 for medical attention.

However, on May 6th when the Osun High Court order was made, the Nigerian Police arrested Adeleke and dragged him to court over his WAEC certificate and Testimonial issued by Muslim Grammar School, Ede.

The police accused the senator of presenting fake documents to contest the 2017 senatorial election which he won by defeating the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Senator Mudashiru Hussein.

In the fresh suit, Adeleke who dragged the IGP, the Assistant Inspector of Police (AIG), Zone 11, Simon Lough, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and John Faluyi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) urged to court to further impress it on the respondents of the order made on the matter.

The applicant lawyer, Barrister Kanmi Ajibola said despite the fact that the respondents were duly served the court order, they still went ahead to arrest and detain Adeleke.

Delivering ruling on Wednesday, Justice Falola issued form 48 against the police, asking them to take notice of consequence of disobedience of court order, warning them that they would be guilty of contempt of court “and will be liable to be committed to prison”.

He, therefore, adjourned the case until Monday, June 17th, 2019.


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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.