Senator Adeleke’s Campaign organisation has stated that the recent arrest of the Principal of Ede Muslim High School over false accusations of forged school Testimonial issued to Senator Ademola Adeleke as a former student was because of an error in date.
The group stated this in a statement signed by Olawale Rasheed, the Director; Media and Publicity
Senator Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organization, and issued to the press stating that the arrest on the school principal was politically motivated and the “media attacks” on the senator were geared towards harassing the image of the senator.
It stated: “It is insane to continue to peddle falsehood questioning Senator Adeleke’s attendance of Ede Muslim Grammer School (Now Ede Muslim High School), where he was very popular and well known for his amiable and friendly character, always drawing people close and seeking their cheerfulness and joy, a fact his school mates and alumni members attested to. He was in fact the President of the Old students association until recently.
“We note with great concern the ridiculous criminalising of a simple issuance of School Testimonial to a former student. The politicization of a routine school adminstrative process is hereby condemned in its strictest terms and we call the Police authorities to please call their men to order and redirect their attention and efforts to investigating and solving real crimes and not trumped up accusations.
“It must be reaffirmed that issuance of a testimonial duly signed by authorities of the school to an ex student CANNOT be a crime irrespective of the date on it. There is clearly more to this exercise than routine investigation. How can a date issue on a Testimonial and not a Certificate be a matter that attaracts the attention of FCIB Alagbon officers from Lagos?”
The group called on the police authorities to immediately release Abbass Khalib Adejare, the principal of Ede Muslim High School.
It added: “The school under his supervision had only performed a legal administrative duty through the issuance of a testimonial. Please note that a Testimonial is simply a statement of character attestation and confirmation of the years of attendance at the school and not a school certificate.”