Senator Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun State has been detained by the Nigeria Police.
Adeleke was declared as the winner of the election by state election petition tribunal.
In a statement on Monday, by Adeleke campaign organisation, it said he was arrested after he had honoured an invitation by the police.
The statement read below: “We alert the public, diplomatic and democracy community worldwide that the Nigerian Police has arrested and detained Senator Ademola Adeleke on old trumped up charges of certificate and testimonial forgery.
“This is after the school principal and school authority have through affidavits denied any forgery and owned up to the school testimonial issued to Senator Adeleke.
“Senator Adeleke had this morning honoured police invitation at the force headquarters, Abuja. He arrived at the force headquarters at 9am and was not attended to until later this afternoon when he was informed of fresh charges of testimonial forgery.
“The distinguished Senator was taken to Maitama Police station with plan to arraign him tomorrow at an undisclosed Magistrate court.”