Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun State has been detained by the Nigeria Police.
This was disclosed in a statement on Monday, by his campaign organisation.
Adeleke was arrested after he had honoured an invitation by the police
The statement read: “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.
“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.
“The distinguished Senator was taken to Maitama Police station with plan to arraign him tomorrow at an undisclosed Magistrate court.”
Meanwhile, the PDP has RAISED ALARM TO THIS DEVELOPMENT
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Monday raised the alarm over the arrest of its Osun governorship candidate Senator Ademola Adeleke despite a subsisting high court order against his arrest by the police.
It also alleged that it was part of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, grand plot to prevent Adeleke from assuming office as the state governor.
The party also accused APC of planning to poison Adeleke while in detention.
PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, made these allegations while briefing newsmen on Monday evening in Abuja.
He added, “PDP hereby informs the nation that the police have arrested Senator Ademola Adeleke in disregard to the order of the Federal High Court.
“The arrest is a direct act of violence against our laws.
“This is a plot to coerce Adeleke to relinquish his mandate given to him by the people of the State.
“The PDP, therefore, demand for his immediate release.”