The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in the September 22 election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has been arraigned for impersonation.
The lawmaker representing Osun West at the Senate was arraigned at the Abuja federal high court for alleged examination malpractice.
He appeared before the court on Wednesday on a four-count charge alongside four other people.
The others are Aregbesola Mufutau, principal of the school, Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo, the registrar, and Dare Olutope, a teacher.
After pleading “not guilty” to the charge, the presiding judge, Justice I. E. Ekwo, granted the senator bail on self-recognition.
The lawmaker was asked to submit his international passport to the court registrar and sign an agreement, stating that he will always be present at his trial.
Adeleke narrowly lost to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Gboyega Oyetola, in the governorship election. Oyetola won the election after a rerun was conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The senator is however challenging the result at the election tribunal where he is asking to be declared the governor elect.
Prior to the governorship election in Osun last month, the police had asked the senator and the four others allegedly involved in the malpractice to report to the force headquarters in Abuja for “immediate” arraignment in court.
The senator obtained a court order restraining the police from arresting him.