Hours after WAEC clearance, police charge Adeleke with exam fraud

The saga involving the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, took a strange turn on Wednesday with the Nigeria Police saying it would arraign him for examinations fraud.

This came hours after WAEC said Adeleke sat for the May/April 1981 at Ede Muslim High School, Yidi Road, Ede, with centre number: 19645 and candidate number 149.

Adeleke sat for 1981 school certificate exams – WAEC

Force spokesman, Moshood Jimoh, said in a statement that Adeleke had been asked to report to the Special Investigation Panel alongside one Sikiru Adeleke, the Principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau, a worker who facilitated the registration of candidates for the National Examination Council in the school, Mr.Gbadamosi Ojo and a teacher who allegedly facilitated the crime, Mr. Dare Olutope.

The police said they had filed charges of examination malpractice, criminal conspiracy, impersonation, breach of duty and aiding and abetting against the aspirant and his four co-accused.

The charges were filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja under the Examination Malpractice Act, CAP E15, 2004, on Wednesday.

The latest development is being interpreted by political watchers as a desperate move by the All Progressives Congress to distract Adeleke from his campaign, which was concluded in the Osun State capital, Osogbo, on Wednesday.

Recently, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission reportedly froze the accounts of the senator and some members of his family for undisclosed reasons.

Due to public uproar, the agency came out to say it never did so.



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