The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in the 2018 Osun Governorship election and Senator representing Osun West at the Senate, Ademola Adeleke has been detained by the Police at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
He was detained on Monday after honoring an invitation from the Force Headquarters.
Adeleke was scheduled to travel to the United States of America for medical check-up on Tuesday May 7. An Abuja Federal High Court had granted him permission the trip.
Justice Inyang Ekwo ordered him to honour a fresh Police invitation on Monday before travelling the next day. He was, however, detained after obeying the court order.
The PDP meanwhile, has condemned the arrest and detention of the senator saying it was contrary to the extant order of the Federal High Court.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said: “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,””
“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, APC, 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 petitions tribunal.”
Ologbondiyan alleged that the plot was to drag Adeleke before a compromised magistrate court over the same issues of alleged forged school testimonial already before the Federal High Court.