A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out the case against Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Adeleke was charged to court by the Federal Government over alleged exam malpractice.
Simon Lough, the prosecution counsel, filed an application for the withdrawal of charges against the Senator.
Inyang Eekwo, the trial judge, in his ruling on Friday, May 29, 2020, in turn, discharged Senator Adeleke with the view of Mr. Lough’s (the prosecutor) decision to withdraw the charges against him.
Adeleke was the former governorship candidate of the PDP in the last Osun State governorship election.
He was arraigned before the Federal High Court in Abuja in October 2018 alongside Sikiru Adeleke (who is said to be the Senator’s relative), Aregbesola Mufutau (the school principal), Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo (Registrar) and Dare Samuel Olutope (a teacher).
Adeleke and Sikiru were accused of impersonation, both registering as students of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar school, Ojo-Aro, Osun state to enable them to sit for the National Examinations Council, NECO, the examination of June/July 2017 while the other defendants were accused of aiding the commission in the alleged offense.
Although the prosecutor declined to speak on camera, the representative of Senator Adeleke, Alex Izinyon, however, applauded the ruling of the court.
Following the development, Justice Ekwo has fixed June 25 and 26 for the trial of other defendants.