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A Federal High Court, Abuja, Friday, dismissed an application filed by the police seeking a stay of execution of an order allowing Senator to travel to the United states of America (USA) for medical check-up.
The trial Judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, dismissed the application of the police for lacking in merit.
Ekwo had, on May 6, granted leave to Adeleke to travel to the USA on May 7 and to return on June 9, 2019, to enable him undergo an urgent medical check-up.
He equally ordered Adeleke to honour an invitation of the police on May 6 before leaving for the US, having restrained the police from arresting him.
Adeleke was however arrested on the day he went to honour the police invitation and was consequently arraigned the next day before a magistrate court in Mpape area of Abuja on a five-count charge bordering on alleged false statement and forgery.
Adeleke, who was the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun State, was however granted bail and travelled abroad for the check-up.
To prevent the Senator from the medical trip, the police approached the court with an application for stay of execution of the ruling, pending the hearing and determination of the appeal at the Court of Appeal.
The police also wanted the court to restrain Adeleke from acting upon enforcing the ruling, until the appeal is determined.
In the appeal, hinged on five grounds, the police said the statutory duties of the police would be disturbed if the ruling of the court was executed, while the appeal is pending, since Adeleke, who knew he was about to be charged for forgery and false declaration would have escaped from the country.
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