Court dismisses examination fraud charges towards Osun principal, others
Court dismisses examination fraud charges towards Osun principal, others. A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, dismissed prices of examination fraud introduced towards a secondary college principal, Aregbesola Mufutau, and three others dealing with trial together with the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, within the 2018 Osun State Governorship Election, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
The presiding decide, Justice Inyang Ekwo, whereas delivering a ruling in a no-case submission by the defendants, acquitted them from the seven amended rely prices.
The Police had in 2018, arraigned Adeleke, together with Sikiru Adeleke (mentioned to be the Senator’s relative), Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau (the varsity principal), Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo (a faculty Registrar), and Dare Samuel Olutope (a instructor), on a four-count cost bordering on examination fraud.
However, the courtroom had in 2020 set Senator Adeleke free when the police withdrew the case instituted towards him.
The police predicated their motion on claims that Adeleke didn’t make himself accessible for trial since he was granted go away to journey overseas on medical grounds.
The prosecution had prayed the courtroom to sever the cost, to exclude Adeleke from the trial, and arraign the remaining 4 on a seven-count cost bordering on conspiracy.
After calling 5 witnesses, the police closed its case which led to the submitting of a no-case submission by the defendant.
Delivering his ruling on the no-case submission, Justice Ekwo held that the prosecution failed to determine a prima facie case had didn’t show the substances of the cost.
Ekwo mentioned, “In conclusion, since the testimony of the prosecution is insufficient to warrant the defendants to open defense, I have no difficulty in upholding their no-case submission and discharge and acquit them from the charges. This charge is hereby dismissed.”