Justice Jide Falola of the Osun State High Court has issued form 48 against the police and threatened to commit the Inspector General of Police to prison.
This is following the arrest and detention of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State during the last governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, on May 6, 2019.
Adeleke had approached the State High Court, Ikirun seeking for his fundamental rights to personal liberty and right to freedom of movement and the court presided over by Justice Falola ordered the police not to arrest or detain the lawmaker pending the determination of the substantive case filed before it.
Justice Falola had based his own ruling 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 May 7, 2019 and June 9, 2019 for medical attention.
Justice Falola noted that the ruling of the Federal High Court has incapacitated the respondents from arresting or detaining the applicant adding that, “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 6 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.