By Victor Olakiitan in Ado Ekiti
Reprieve came the way of the embattled Secretary of the
Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State, Dr Tope Aluko, on Friday as the High
Court sitting in Ado Ekiti quashed a warrant of arrest issued against
him in a perjury case instituted against him by the state government.
Following allegation that he recanted on the earlier testimony given
in court in support of the election of Governor Ayodele Fayose during
the June 21 governorship poll, the state government through the Office of
the Attorney General had secured the bench warrant seeking
Aluko’s arrest on February 3 .
An Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court presided over by Mr. Adesoji
Adegboye, granted the order.
Having got the arrest warrant, the government approached the
Magistrate’s Court for an order compelling the Police to arrest
Aluko for allegedly lying on oath that Fayose’s election was rigged.
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