Trial of Senator Ademola Adelekes’ alleged involvement in examination malpractices resumes


Proceedings resumed on Wednesday in the trial of Senator Ademola Adeleke and four others before a Federal High Court Abuja over their alleged involvement in examination malpractices.

The prosecution called two witnesses – Emmanuel Odesola and Adigun Akintayo – who said they acted as supervisor and invigilator during the June/July 2017 National Examination Council (NECO) examination in Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Osun State.

Odesola and Akintayo said they only saw Sirkiru Adeleke (the Senator’s brother), who is listed as the 2nd respondent, in the examination hall.

The witnesses also said they did not experience any incident of examination malpractices.

They said, of the five defendants, they only saw the second defendant Sikiru, the principal and registrar of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School during the examination.

Ademola and Sikiru were accused of fraudulently, through personation, registering as students of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Osun State to enable them sit for the National Examinations Council (NECO) examination of June/July 2017.

The other three defendants were accused of aiding the commission of the alleged offence.