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A member of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Adeniyi Adeleye has been dragged before a Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital for alleged age falsification and certificate forgery.

Adeleye, a former caretaker Chairman of Remo North local government of the state is representing the same constituency at the Assembly.

He is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and acted as the personal assistance to Ogun East Senatorial Candidate of the party, Dapo Abiodun during the electioneering campaign.

The embattled lawmaker in a suit number, FHC/AB/05/34/16 was alleged to have included forged school certificate with others forms presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC for his election into the assembly.

He was also alleged to have attached a forget age declaration which the plaintiffs said does not reflect the true age of the lawmaker.

The plaintiffs, Wasiu‎ Gbadebo and Olumuiya Onamuyiwa, had approached the court through their counsel, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) for determination on the status of the lawmaker at the Assembly.

In a 10-page written address attached to the charge sheet, the plaintiffs said Adebiyi claimed to have attended Ode-Remo Community High School between 1986 to 1993.

He was also said to have earned an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) certificatr from the Federal College ‎of Freshwater Fisheries Technology, New Bussa, Niger State.

They argued that the defendant allegedly att‎ached a false school leaving certificate and National Diploma Examination result to the INEC form CF-001.

He was also alleged to have lied under oath over his declaration of age.

They also claimed that the lawmaker was an art student at his secondary school and graduated with only one credit during his West African Examination, WAEC result.

They queried how an art student with only one credit in WAEC result would qualify to be admitted into the school where he claimed to have earned the OND certificate.

Counsel to the defendant, Mr. Sunday Adeniyi, told the court that the defence team had not been properly served adding that he only appeared on behalf of his client based on information on the social media.

Adeniyi asked the court to grant the defence team more time to study the court processes before filing its reply.

Counsel to the plaintiffs, Chimaobi Onuigbo, did not object to the request of the defence.

The Presiding Judge, Justice A. T Muhammed, having listened to the counsels, adjourned hearing on the matter till June ‎28 for hearing.


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