The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the September 22, 2018 election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, was on Wednesday arraigned alongside four others, on charges of examination malpractices.
The other defendants are: Sikiru Adeleke; the principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Alhaji Aregbesola Muftau; the registrar of the school, Gbadamosi Ojo; and a teacher in the school, Dare Samuel Olutope.
They were arraigned before Justice I.E Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, where they all pleaded not guilty to the four counts preferred against them.
The five defendants are accused of examination malpractices by fraudulently impersonating, and registering Adeleke and another Sikiru Adeleke, as students of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, in Ojo-Aro in Osun State, for the National Examination Council’s June/July 2017 Senior School Certificate Examination in February 2017.
The senator, who is the first defendant was represented by Dr. Alex Izinyon (SAN). He was granted bail alongside two others after they took their pleas.
Following a request from the prosecuting counsel, Lough, Justice Ekwo adjourned the matter till December 17, 18 and 19 for the commencement of trial.