Exam Malpractice: Court strikes out charges against Senator Adeleke

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Senator Ademola Adeleke
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A case of alleged exam malpractice instituted by the Federal Government against Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been struck out by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Friday.

The decision of the court was based on an application for the withdrawal of charges against Senator Adeleke by the Prosecution Counsel, Simon Lough.

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While delivering his ruling, the trial Judge, Justice Inyang Eekwo noted that Senator Adeleke was discharged in view of the prosecutor’s decision to withdraw charges leveled against the former PDP Governorship Aspirant who contested against the present Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola in September 22, 2018.

He was arraigned before the Federal High Court in Abuja in October 2018 alongside Sikiru Adeleke (who is said to be the Senator’s relative), Aregbesola Mufutau (the school principal), Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo (Registrar) and Dare Samuel Olutope (a teacher).

Senator Adeleke and Mr Sikiru were accused of impersonation, both registering as students of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar school, Ojo-Aro, Osun state to enable them to sit for the National Examinations Council (NECO) examination of June/July 2017 while the other defendants were accused of aiding the commission in the alleged offence.

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Although the prosecutor declined to speak on camera, the representative of Senator Adeleke, Dr. Alex Izinyon, however, applauded the ruling of the court.

Following the development, Justice Ekwo has fixed June 25 and 26 for the trial of other defendants

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