Honourable Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday discharged a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, over examination malpractices charges.
Justice Inyang Ekwo made the order following an amendment of the charges which saw Adeleke’s name dropped as a defendant in the case.
At the resumed trial of the case on Thursday May 28, the prosecution counsel, Simon Lough, announced that the charges have been amended to exclude Senator Adeleke, in view of his continued absence in court. Adeleke has failed to attend court sessions since last year when he was granted permission by Justice Ekwo, to travel to the United States on medical grounds.
Following the amendment of the charges on Thursday, Adeleke’s name was dropped from the case with the remaining defendants re-arraigned on Friday.