Senator Ademola Adeleke has been granted bail of two million naira by the Abuja High Court today following his arrest and detention yesterday by the Nigeria Police.
Recall that Ademola Adeleke’s arrest was corroborated yesterday by the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba, saying;
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.
According to one of Adeleke’s lawyer, Nathaniel Oke, he was arraigned on a five-count charge relating to certificate and result forgery.
“He was arraigned on five count charge relating to certain already existing alleged offences in terms of testimonial issues in the former school where he graduated. And asides from that, they equally arraigned him that the result even the testimonials he presented when he was contesting were fake ones.” he said
It was noted that Adeleke’s lawyer raised an objection to the competency of the court in hearing of the case but it was overruled by the judge saying the defendant has the right to be arraigned before the court. Oke said that his client pleaded guilty to all the charges and was granted bail by the court.
“He was formally arraigned, his plea was taken and he pleaded not guilty to all the counts as read against him. He was granted bail of two million naira and one surety in the like sum and the surety must be a resident in the jurisdiction of this honourable court.”
The case has been adjourned to the 24th of June 2019, for the purpose of prosecution presenting their witnesses for trial.
Culled from LIB