Senator Ademola Adeleke, the Osun State candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election, will be arraigned today in Abuja, according to a police source.
The NPF spokesman Frank Mba, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DCP), stated that the senator was arrested and is being detained in connection with ongoing criminal investigations touching on his person, the Nation reports.
He, however, declined to give the exact charges against Adeleke.
But a police source revealed last night that the senator will be arraigned for forgery.
A statement by Mba reads:
“Senator Adeleke is currently in police custody. He was taken into custody in the evening of today yesterday (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.”
But the PDP yesterday alleged plots to poison the senator.
At a news conference in Abuja, PDP spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan, described the senator’s arrest and detention as highly provocative, an invitation to anarchy and recipe for a very serious crisis not only in Osun but also in the judiciary and the nation as a whole.