The Inspector General of Police, (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, has been asked to suspend the invitation of the Osun Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke alleged examination malpractice.
He was stopped by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.
The stoppage came few hours after the police asked Senator Ademola Adeleke and four others to report to the Special Investigation Panel at the Abuja headquarters for arraignment in court.
He and the other suspects are facing a charge of examination malpractice, criminal conspiracy, impersonation.
The police named the other suspects as Sikiru Adeleke, Aregbesola Mufutau (Principal of Ojo-Aro Community High School, Egbedore LGA, Osun State), Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo (School Staff responsible for the registration of candidates for NECO), Dare Olutope (School Teacher who facilitated the commission of the crime). Here is the police statement:
On 21st July 2017, the Osun State Police Intelligence Bureau (SIB) received and acted on an actionable intelligence about an ongoing examination malpractice involving Senator Ademola Adeleke and Sikiru Adeleke at OJO/Aro Community High School in Osun state.
When the Police operative arrived at the school, only Sikiru Adeleke was found seated for the examination while Senator Ademola Adeleke seat was vacant and was suspected to have escaped before the arrival of the Police operatives.
Further investigation revealed that both Senator Ademola Adeleke and his brother Sikiru Adeleke registered and were sitting for the National Examination Council Examination (NECO) 2017 as internal candidates impersonating students of the School at the ages of 57years and 42years respectively. This crime was facilitated by the principal of the school, and two other members of staff of the school for which they are under investigation and being charged to court.
The Principal of the school, Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau, the staff responsible for registration, Mr Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo and a teacher Mr Dare Olutope were arrested on 21 July 2017.