Exam Malpractice: Senator Adeleke, four others arraigned, granted bail
The Nigerian Police force has on Wednesday, October 31, arraigned the Senator representing Osun-west senatorial district of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, for examination malpractice.
Charged by the police alongside Adeleke were, 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.
Adeleke’s counsel, Alex Iziyon (SAN) moved an application dated October 12, 2018, Praying the court to grant his client bail.
The second defendant counsel, M.O Oke and counsel to the third defendant, Abdulsalam Abdulfatai also prayed the court to grant the 2nd and 3rd defendants bail.
Prosecution counsel, Simon Lough did not oppose the bail applications.
Justice Ekwo granted bail to senator Adeleke on self-recognition. Also, the senator was ordered to submit his international passport and swear an oath assuring his presence in court throughout the period of the trial.
The second and third defendants were granted bail in the sum of N2m each. They are to bring one surety with evidence of a landed property.
All defendant must not travel outside Nigeria without leave of the court.
Attempt to take bail applications for the 4th and 5th defendants was turned down by the judge. They are to remain in police custody until the next adjourned date, December 15, 2018, for comment of trial.
The prosecution accused the five defendants of committing examination malpractices by fraudulently, through personation, 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.