Police have been restrained by a court in Osun state from arresting the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Osun state governorship election, Ademola Adeleke.
Adeleke, a serving senator, had approached a High Court in Ejigbo, Osun State, after the Police accused him on Wednesday of engaging in examination malpractice and summoned him.
The police had asked the lawmaker and four others to report to their Special Investigation Panel in Abuja for arraignment in court for alleged examination malpractice.
But President Muhammadu Buhari later on Wednesday stopped the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, from inviting the candidate.
“The President has ordered that Adeleke should not be invited until after Saturday’s election,’’ a source in the presidency said.