Alleged Certificate Forgery: Adeleke granted N2 million bail
A Magistrate Court in Abuja has actually granted bail to senator, Ademola Adeleke, after his arraignment for supposed certificate forgery.
Mr Adeleke was arraigned on Tuesday after providing himself for questioning to the police on Monday.
The police charged him with 5 counts of certificate forgery.
According to the charges, Mr Adeleke provided forged certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 2017.
He pleaded innocent to the charges.
After taking his plea, the defence attorneys requested for bail for their client.
The request was granted by the Magistrate, Muhammed Zubairu, who asked him to post a bond of N2 million with one surety in like sum.
He said the surety must be resident in Abuja and is expected to provide evidence of his source of livelihood.
The magistrate adjourned the matter till June 24 for hearing.
Mr Adeleke left the premises of the court at 12: 22 p.m, after meeting the bail conditions.
He had been granted leave to travel abroad by a federal high Court presided by Inyang Ekwo on Monday on health grounds.
According to the order made by the Federal High Court, Mr Adeleke is expected to return by June 9 from his medical vacation.
Mr Adeleke is currently facing multiple trials following allegations related to his West African Examination Certificate.
The politician was first arrested in September 2018, a few days to the Osun governorship election in which he was the main opposition challenger.
He was accused of writing WAEC with muddled identity in order to strengthen his credentials for the governorship election that was then upcoming.
The senator denied the allegations of forgery when he was arraigned by the police, saying he had been a victim of vindictive politics of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mr Adeleke, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, was safeguarded by the principal of the school in which he was implicated of committing the offense.
A declaration from his workplace Monday night stated the principal and WAEC swore affidavits in his defence against the allegation of forgery or impersonation.
The PDP has actually condemned the current arrest, explaining it as an effort by the ruling APC to additional daunt Mr Adeleke.
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