An Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court has ordered the arrest of a former secretary of the Ekiti chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Temitope Aluko, for alleged perjury.
The Chief Magistrate, Soji Adegboye, gave the order based on a Motion Ex-parte number MAD/10cm/2016, filed by the Ekiti State Government against Aluko and the State Commissioner of Police.
Chief Magistrate Adegboye said the order was granted as a means for the first defendant (Aluko) to attend the court for defence.
According to the order, the motion was made in pursuant to Section 117 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap C16, law of Ekiti State 2012, Section 79 of the Ekiti State Administration of Criminal Justice Law 2014 and Section 23 (D) of the Magistrates’ Courts Law 2014.
The Ekiti State police commissioner was joined as second defendant and was required to execute the order against Aluko.
A lawyer, Sunday Olowolafe, had earlier petitioned the state attorney general, drawing attention to the alleged perjury by Aluko.
In his application, Olowolafe noted that Aluko was PDP witness from the Election Petitions Tribunal up to the Supreme Court in the petitions challenging the election of Governor Ayodele Fayose.
He said his recent recant of his testimonies in the courts as published in newspapers amounted to perjury.
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