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‘Issuance Of Testimonial Is A Legal Admin Duty, Free Ede School Head ’, Adeleke Campaign Tells Police


The Oasis Reporters

August 5, 2018

Osun State 2018 Gubernatorial candidate, Ademola Adeleke.

The harassment and arrest of the principal of Ede Muslim High School by the Police from Lagos State whereas Ede is Osun State has attracted the condemnation of the Adeleke Campaign Organization.

They say that the issuance of a school Testimonial is an administrative duty of a school head, and therefore are surprised that it is drawing the attention of the Force CID in Lagos.

In a release issued to the press today it is seen as “politicization” :

Press Statement


We are constrained to issue this statement on the recent arrest and persecution of the Principal of Ede Muslim High School over false accusations of forged school Testimonial issued to Senator Ademola Adeleke as a former student of the school because of a date error.

We note with great alarm the politically motivated arrest and unwarranted media attacks designed as a tool of harassment, persecution and character assassination of the PDP flag bearer; Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke.

It is insane to continue to peddle falsehood questioning Senator Adeleke’s attendance of Ede Muslim Grammar 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 schoolmates and alumni members attest to to. He was in fact the President of the Old Students Association until recently.

We note with great concern the ridiculous criminalization of a simple issuance of School Testimonial to a former student. The politicization of a routine school administrative 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 attracts the attention of FCIB Alagbon officers from Lagos?

We therefore call on the police authorities to unconditionally release Mr Abbass Khalib Adejare; the principal of Ede Muslim High School who is currently held in Lagos, a distant and disconnected jurisdiction of a School in Ede, Osun State. 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.


Olawale Rasheed
Director; Media and Publicity
Senator Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organization.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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