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Senator Adeleke Granted N2m Bail, To Provide Surety

Valentine Chinyem

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The Nigeria police on Tuesday arraigned the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke on Tuesday, before Mpape Magistrate Court, Abuja.

He is being accused on a fresh five counts of forging a letter of attestation and result from Muslim Grammar School, Ede in Osun State.

According to the police, Adeleke submitted the forged documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as PDP’s candidate ahead of the September 22 governorship elections.

The senator however pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

The magistrate, Muhammed Suberu, therefore granted him bail in the sum of N2m with one surety, who must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

Adeleke, who is already being prosecuted by the Police on amended seven counts of examination malpractices before the Federal High Court in Abuja, had gone to honour an invitation at the Police Force Headquarters on Monday, but was later detained.

However, the Federal High Court had granted him permission to travel to the United States of America on Tuesday, but was unable to do so due to his arraignment.

The magistrate, however, granted him permission to do so, as earlier done by the Federal High Court.