The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the September 22 election in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has been arraigned for impersonation.
Adeleke, who is an uncle to popular music star, Davido, was arraigned on Wednesday at a Federal High Court in Abuja on a four-count charge for alleged examination malpractice.
He was arraigned by the police for presenting himself as a student of Ojo-Aron Community Grammar School in his state in 2017.
He was brought to court with four other accused: Sikiru Adeleke, the Principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School; Alhaji Aregbesola Muftau, the Registrar of the School; Gbadamosi Ojo and a teacher in the school, Dare Samuel Olutope.
The police accused the five defendants of committing examination malpractices by fraudulently, through impersonation, registering Adeleke and another Sikiru Adeleke, as students of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, in Ojo-Aro in Osun State, for the National Examination Council of June/July 2017 Senior School Certificate Examination in February 2017.
Adeleke has denied the allegation and alleged political witch-hunt.
He was granted bail on self-recognizance by Justice I E, Ekwo.
The court ordered him to deposit his international passport with the registrar.
Adeleke was also asked to sign a bond stating that he will always be present at his trial.
Adeleke narrowly lost to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, in the governorship election. He is however, challenging the result at the election tribunal where he is asking to be declared the governor-elect.