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Senator Adeleke Granted Bail After Arraignment
This included a directive that he must enter into a bond to assure the court that he would always be present in court for his trial, as the derving senator was not present for his October 15 hearing.
Adeleke, who was the governorship candidate for Peoples Democratic Party’s in the September 22, 2018 election in Osun State, was arraigned for exam malpractice before Justice I.E Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja
Alongside four other people, Sikiru Adeleke; the principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Alhaji Aregbesola Muftau; the registrar of the school, Gbadamosi Ojo; and a teacher in the school, Dare Samuel Olutope, pleaded not guilty after their malpractice arraignment. This was followed by an application for bail.
The prosecution accused the five defendants of committing the offence of examination malpractices by fraudulently, through impersonation, registering Adeleke and another Sikiru Adeleke, as students of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, in Ojo-Aro in Osun State, for the National Examination Council’s June/July 2017 Senior School Certificate Examination in February 2017, Punch reports.
Other directives that followed Adeleke’s bail was depositing of his passport with the registrar of the court and an order not to travel out of the country without the permission of the court.
Three of the defendants whose bail applications were not opposed by the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Simon Lough, were granted bail by the court.
In a short ruling, the judge noted that the three defendants were entitled to be granted bail as they were presumed innocent and having been granted administrative bail by the police without any complaint of them flouting the bail conditions, Punch reports.
The two others were granted bail in the sum of N2million each with one surety each who must be a “responsible” citizen and owner of landed property in Abuja.
They too are to deposit their passports with the court’s registry and are not to travel out of the country without the court’s permission.