The examination sin imputed to former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has somehow been forgiven by the police authorities.
On Thursday, police dropped the charges it pressed against Adeleke bordering on examination malpractices before Federal High Court, Abuja, citing his failure to appear in court since he was granted bail on health ground, according to Punchng.com.
The former PDP governorship candidate was charged with examination fraud alongside four others including his brother, Sikiru Adeleke, who was accused with him of benefitting from a dodgy arrangement.
The duo allegedly were registered 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.
An exam they didn’t sit for, the PDP chieftain, according to the prosecutor was awarded 7 credits and a pass while his sibling was said to have been given five credits.
However, while the former Senator has been left off the hook, his brother, 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, will continue to have their days in court.
“The prosecuting counsel, Simon Lough, told the judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, that the decision to discontinue the case against Adeleke followed his continued absence from court since the court granted him permission to embark on a medical trip abroad in May 2019.
“The charges were amended to remove his name as a defendant while the rest of the co-defendants were retained to continue to face the trial,” the paper wrote.