The Peoples Democratic Party for the governorship election candidate of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke was summoned before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Bwari, Abuja on the 19th of September for result forgery issued by Justice Othman Musa.
According to Punch the senator appeared for just one of the exams with a failure of F9 in English and disappeared for the rest exams. He also claims to have written WAEC in 1981, but WAEC had not been introduced as at the time.
The plaintiffs’ had contended in the suit that Adeleke’s claim that he sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in May/June 1981 could not be true because Secondary School Certificate Examination had not been introduced then.They argued that what was in existence then was the West African School Certificate Examination.
The West African Examinations Council has however confirmed that Adeleke, sat for its examination in 1981, but the results showed that he sat for only English Language in which he had F9, and disappeared for other registered subjects which included Mathematics, Literature in English, Islamic Knowledge, Geography, Economics and Biology.
Adeleke was asked to report to the Special Investigation Panel alongside one Sikiru Adeleke, the Principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau, a worker who facilitated the registration of candidates for the National Examination Council in the school, Mr.Gbadamosi Ojo and a teacher who allegedly facilitated the crime, Mr. Dare Olutope.
However, in an affidavit deposed to by the Deputy Registrar/Head of School Examination Department, WAEC, Henry Sunday Adewunmi Osindeinde, and filed in response to the court’s September 11 ruling, the examination body confirmed that Adeleke sat for the May/June 1981 at Ede Muslim High School, Yidi Road, Ede.
Osindeinde said in the affidavit that:
“By virtue of my position as Deputy Registrar/Head of School Examination Department, I have read the enrolled order of this court (specifically orders iv, v and vi) dated 11th September 2018 directing and compelling the WAEC to depose to an affidavit confirming or denying the said orders contained in the said enrolled order and referred to in this paragraph And I wish to state as follows:
“The said candidate named in this suit known as Adeleke Ademola, with Centre Number 19645 and Candidate Number 149, indeed sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in May/June 1981 conducted by the council at Ede Muslim High School situate at P. O. Box 6 Yidi Road, Ede, State of Osun.
“The copy of the result listing referred to by the court order as the ledger containing the results of all the candidates (001 – 221) who sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in the said school is hereby certified, attached and marked: Exhibit WA1.”
Adeleke has yet to file any response to the case.
Justice Musa had fixed Wednesday,18th of September, for hearing in the case, but the court did not sit as the judge was away on an official assignment, so the matter has be adjourned till September 25.
Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the PDP in the governorship poll of Osun State was accused of forging his WAEC certificate but the Senator denied the allegation repetitively until the police told him to report to the Force Headquarters, Abuja, for arraignment of examination malpractice, criminal conspiracy, and impersonation.
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