Adeleke Ademola, Senatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State during the last election in September 2018 drags the Inspector General of police to court over arrest and detention in Abuja on May 6, 2019.
Adeleke approached the Osun State High Court, Ikirun, seeking for his fundamental rights to personal liberty and right to freedom of movement. The court led by justice Jide Falola, ordered the police not to arrest or detain the senator pending the determination of the substantive case filed before it.
The ruling by the Justice is based on an earlier court ruling by Justice I.E Ekwor of the Federal High Court, Abuja who had granted Adeleke leave to travel out of Nigeria to the United states of America between 7th May, 2019 and 9th June 2019 for medical attention.
According to Justice Falola, he noted that the ruling of the Federal High Court has incapacitated the respondents from arresting or detaining the applicant adding: “A calm sober and judicial wisdom dictates that I allow the Order made by my brother, Ekwor J. of the Federal High Court Abuja in Charge No, FHC/ABJ/CR/156/2018 on Friday 3rd May 2019 to continue to operate.
But on May 6th when the Osun High Court order was made, Adeleke was arrested, detained and arraigned on issues bordering on his WAEC certificate and testimonial issued by Muslim Grammar School, Ede.