The Nigeria Police Force has declared the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, wanted for examination malpractice.
Adeleke, who had been in the middle of certificate scandal, was asked to report along with four others accused of examination malpractice and criminal conspiracy.
A statement by Acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, Force Public Relations Officer, on Wednesday noted that Adeleke and his brother, Sikiru Adeleke, sat for the National Examination Council Examination (NECO) in 2017 as internal candidates impersonating students of the school.
The governorship candidate has had issues with the authenticity of his WAEC certificate, which was just verified by the exam body on Wednesday.
However, in the Police statement on Wednesday, Adeleke and four others — Sikiru Adeleke; Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau, Principal of Ojo-Aro Community High School, Egbedore LGA, Osun State; Mr Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo, school staff responsible for the registration of candidates for NECO; Mr Dare Olutope, school teacher who facilitated the commission of the alleged crime — were asked to report to the Special Investigation Panel, Force Headquarters, Abuja, immediately for arraignment in court.
THE FULL STATEMENT
PRESS BRIEFING ON EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE CASE AGAINST SENATOR ADEMOLA ADELEKE
Examination Malpractice, Criminal Conspiracy, Personation, Breach of Duty, Aiding and Abetting against Senator Ademola Adeleke (PDP Governorship Aspirant in the 22nd September, 2018 Gubernatorial Election in Osun State) and four (4) others namely; MR Sikiru Adeleke, Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau (Principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Egbedore LGA, Osun State), Mr Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo (School Staff responsible for the registration of candidates for NECO), Mr Dare Olutope (School Teacher who facilitated the commission of the crime).
On 21st July 2017, the Osun State Police Intelligence Bureau (SIB) received and acted on an actionable intelligence about an ongoing examination malpractice involving Senator Ademola Adeleke and Sikiru Adeleke at OJO/Aro Community Grammar School in Osun state.
2. When the Police operative arrived at the school, only Sikiru Adeleke was found seated for the examination while Senator Ademola Adeleke seat was vacant and was suspected to have escaped before the arrival of the Police operatives.