The Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last gubernatorial election, Senator Ademola Adeleke has been detained by operatives of the Nigerian Police Force.
Senator Adeleke who arrived at the force headquarters, Abuja, around 9am on Monday, was honouring a police invitation
Meanwhile, following the arrest of the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun state and current Senator, Ademola Adeleke, the leadership of the party has asked Nigerians to hold the Nigeria Police Force and the All Progressives Congress responsible if anything tragic happened to Adeleke.
Adeleke was said to have arrested over his alleged involvement in certificate forgery.
The Party, in a Press release issued by the State Chairman, Hon Soji Adagunodo in response to the arrest of Adeleke by the Police authorities in Abuja said Adeleke’s arrest was to prevent him from conclusively retrieving his mandate in Osun state.
Adagunodo said “the arrest of the Osun Governorship candidate who recently won an Election petition and declared as the rightful winner of the September 22nd 2018 Governorship election is a clear case of political desperation taken too far by the Police which is obviously executing a script of the APC.
” The arrest is fuelling speculation of an attempt to put Senator Adeleke in harm’s way to prevent him from conclusively retrieving the mandate freely given him by the good people of Osun State.
“The public should recall that Senator Adeleke has an urgent Medical need which made a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that his International passport be released to him to travel abroad for immediate medical attention.
“The Court also ordered that the Senator should return to Nigeria by the first week of June to answer whatever charges the Police claim that they have against him.
” We then wondered why the Police would arrest and frustrate an urgent medical trip of a citizen who has never shunned any Police summon or jumped bail in any of the trumped up charges against him in the courts of the land.
“It should interest members of the public to know that the offence for which the Police has again arrested and detained Senator Adeleke are based on the same facts which competent courts of the land are currently handling, including an ongoing appeal against a judgement of an FCT High Court in Bwari.
“It is also a matter to be taken serious note of that the citizen in question has been declared the Governor-elect of a State by a competent tribunal and is currently defending that judicial victory at the Court of Appeal.
“The PDP is by this statement calling on well meaning Nigerians, the Civil Society and Human rights community to intervene in the serial, vicious and clearly unjustifiable oppression of Senator Ademola Adeleke by the Powers that be using the Nigeria Police Force as a tool.
“We call on President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Inspector General of Police to order and urge him to refrain from ongoing attempts to frustrate a valid court order which has granted Senator Ademola Adeleke permission to travel abroad for his medicals.”