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Exam fraud: Buhari overrules IG, stops Adeleke’s invitation by police

Thursday, September 20, 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday stopped the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, from inviting the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the governorship election slated for Saturday in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke.

The police had earlier invited Adeleke to the Force Headquarters in Abuja for the purpose of arraigning him on charges of examination malpractices, criminal conspiracy, impersonation, breach of duty and aiding and abetting.

A presidential source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not permitted to speak on the matter, told some State House correspondents that the President had directed that Adeleke should not be invited until after Saturday’s election.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, had in a statement told Adeleke and four others to report to the Special Investigation Panel, Force Headquarters, Abuja, immediately for arraignment in court.

In the police invitation, Adeleke was told to report to the Force Headquarters, Abuja, for arraignment on examination malpractice, criminal conspiracy and impersonation.

 He was asked to report to the Special Investigation Panel alongside one Sikiru Adeleke, the Principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau; a worker who facilitated the registration of candidates for the National Examination Council in the school, Mr Gbadamosi Ojo; and a teacher who allegedly facilitated the crime, Mr Dare Olutope.

 The Force spokesman in a statement on Wednesday said it had filed charges against the aspirant and his co-accused.

 The charges were reportedly filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja under the Examination Malpractice Act, CAP E15, 2004, on Wednesday

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