By Ayo Kehinde
Osun State governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, who was yesterday arrested and detained by the police in Abuja has been granted bail by an Mpape Magistrate Court, Abuja.
He was admitted to bail Tuesday morning.
Adeleke, a serving Senator on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was detained when he turned up for an invitation to him by the police.
Senator Adeleke was granted bail with the sum of N2million and a surety with like sum
The matter has been adjourned to the 24th of June 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had raised the alarm over the arrest of Senator Ademola Adeleke by police in Abuja , yesterday.
The PDP in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbodiyan, said the detention was in total disregard for the extant order of the Federal High Court.
“This is highly provocative, an invitation to anarchy and recipe for a very serious crisis not only in Osun but also in the judiciary and our polity as a nation.
“The arrest and detention of Senator Adeleke is a direct act of violence against our laws, the institution of the judiciary and the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
He said it was a “ 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.