Osun Court Orders Release of PDP Chieftains

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Justice A. O. Ayoola of Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, has ordered the release of a chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party ((PDP) and his two aides.

The PDP chieftain, Alhaji Fatai Oyedele Diekola, Alhaji Adekilekun Segun and Alhaji Sikiru Lawal, were last Monday arrested for allegedly buying voters’ cards at Alekuwodo, Osogbo, one of the poling units where the rerun will take place today.

The trio had approached the court with a motion ex-parte, asking the court to order their release from police detention.

Ruling on the motion ex-parte on Wednesday, Justice Ayoola granted the prayers of the applicants and ordered the police to release them immediately.