Osun Politics: South-West PDP kicks as Police Arraign Adeleke today

By: Ade Adeleke

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked against what it described as unjustified and politically motivated arrest of the Governor- elect of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke by the Nigerian Police Force on the strength of an unsubstantiated charge whose particulars have been serially addressed through affidavits in a Court of law.

In a Press Statement signed by Ayo Fadaka, the South west Zonal Publicity Secretary, said it was unacceptable the latest Police action calculated to harass and intimidate Senator Adeleke out of his commitment to pursue actions to retrieve his stolen mandate from the current usurper in Osun State Government House.

The Opposition party however noted that “it is important to assure the Police and the sponsors of this action that irrespective of their arm twisting and undemocratic actions, the PDP and Adeleke will pursue the legal actions to retrieve that mandate to a conclusion”.

“In view of the foregoing, we want to warn that no harm must befall Adeleke, now and in the days ahead as such development will certainly portend dire consequences”, Fadaka said.

PDP opined that, “We condemn all desperate actions currently being sponsored by the APC and declare that they are ungentlemanly and a clear abuse of privileges. We also remind the APC and even the IG that the Police Force is a constitutionally recognized institution of State and not an extension of a political party, therefore must not be employed to harass, intimidate and coerce citizens at the behest of APC”.

“We sincerely hope that the case will go to Court today and do expect that due process will be observed thereafter”.

Adeleke in Police custody, to be arraigned Tuesday

Senator Ademola Adeleke was yesterday detained by the Nigeria Police Force.

The Police said he was detained in connection with ongoing criminal investigations touching on his person.

Though the Police refused to mention why he would be arraigned but it stated that the Senator would be arraigned in a court in Abuja on Tuesday (today).

A statement by the Force Spokesman, DCP Frank Mba reads: “Senator Adeleke is currently in police custody. He was taken into custody in the evening of today 6th May, 2019 in connection with ongoing criminal investigations touching on his person.

“Meanwhile, in the best tradition of natural justice and fair hearing, he has already been served with the relevant charge sheet containing his alleged offences in the presence of his Attorneys.

“He will be arraigned in a competent court of law tomorrow, 7th May, 2019.”

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