Yesterday, the Police detained Ademola Adeleke, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun State governorship election, which held last year after honouring an their invitation at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The detention of Adeleke, the senator representing Osun West at the National Assembly, raised a lot of dust, with the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kola Ologbondiyan, calling it a “total disregard for the extant order of the Federal High Court” in Abuja, which had given him permission to travel to the United States on Tuesday for medical check-up.
“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,” Ologbondiyan said.
“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).
“This is part of the grand plot by the All Progressives Congress 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 detention was further described as a plot to “drag Adeleke before an ostensibly compromised magistrate court” over the same issues of alleged forged school testimonial which was already before the Federal High Court.
Earlier in the day, the dancing Senator had been arraigned at the Mpape Magistrate Court By the Police, just as the PDP had claimed yesterday.
The Senator was however, granted bail to the tune of N2 million by the Magistrate Court in Mpape, Abuja.
Adeleke got into the premises at Mpape Magistrate Court, Abuja on Tuesday morning in a white bus.
The judge then ruled that Adeleke must present a surety in like sum and must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction.
The Osun West Senator was detained on Monday after he honoured an invitation at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
With all these travails coming his way, the big question now is, will Senator Adeleke finally end up in jail? Only time will answer this million Naira question.