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Adeleke Arrested As PDP Alleges Poison Plot

By Political Correspondent



Delta PDP Adeleke

The Police in Abuja on Monday night arrested Ademola Adeleke prompting a sharp reaction from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP of a plot to poison him and prevent his inauguration as governor of Osun State.

The PDP said the arrest was in total disregard of a court order even as it claimed that the charges for which Senator Adeleke were arrested are currently being tried in a Federal High Court. understands that the detention was effected within minutes after a court granted him leave to travel abroad for medical treatment.

The PDP said the plan to put Adeleke out of circulation was to prevent his inauguration as governor of Osun State which it claimed would soon be ratified by the courts.

The circumstances of the arrest of Adeleke were still uncertain on Monday night.

But reacting to the development at an emergency press conference in Abuja, Kola Ologbondinyan, National Publicity Secretary of the PDP said:

“This is part of the grand plot by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to coerce Senator Adeleke to relinquish the mandate that was freely given to him by the people of Osun state, which was further established by the election petition tribunal.

“The plot is to drag Senator Adeleke before an ostensibly compromised magistrate court, over the same issues of alleged forged school testimonial that is already before the Federal High Court, with a view to using such corridor to secure a stampeded trial and hurried conviction, and put him out of circulation, over trump-up charges. 

“The heinous calculation by the APC is to ensure that Senator Adeleke is not free to be sworn in as governor of Osun state as they know he will surely obtain justice and retrieve his stolen mandate at the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. 

“The police arrested Senator Ademola on the guise of an invitation despite the direct orders of the Federal High Court, restraining it or its agents from arresting and detaining him on account of statement of result and testimonial duly issued by the Ede Muslim Grammar School, Ede, pending the determination of the originating summons pending in the court.

“Senator Adeleke, as a law-abiding citizen, honoured an invitation by the police only for him to be arrested and detained in a dingy facility in Maitama, in direct affront to the order of the Federal High Court.   

“The PDP holds that any arraignment of Senator Adeleke in a magistrate court, for a matter that is already being heard by the Federal High Court, is a calculated plot to cause crisis in the judicial system, enmesh the matter in unnecessary controversy as a pathway to truncate the course of justice in his matter.”

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