NECO denies Adeleke sat for the exam in 2017

NECO denies Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in last year’s Osun State governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke sat for the National Examination Council (NECO) examinations in 2017.

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A Federal High Court in Abuja heard yesterday the PDP Senator did not sit for the NECO two years ago.

The prosecution called two witnesses – Emmanuel Odesola and Adigun Akintayo- who said they acted as supervisor and invigilator during the June/July 2017 NECO examination in Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Ojo-Aro, Osun State.

Odesola said he saw some four elderly men in the exam hall on the day of the Economics examination, but that he could not confront them because they had the school identity cards.

Under cross-examination by lawyers to the defendants, among whom were Alex Izinyon, and Nathaniel Oke, the witness said he did not know the hand writing of the defendants and could not tell who wrote on the examination sheet tendered in court.

Odesola said he could not see the four elderly people, who he saw in the examination hall, in court yesterday.

“When the examination was in progress, a woman, who was the examination supervisor, Mrs. Kusamotu Fumilayo was surprised to see Sikiru Adeleke in the hall.”

Akintayo from NECO denied seeing any of the other defendants in the examination hall apart from Sikiru Adeleke.

He said external candidates do not write the June/July NECO examinations because it is meant for and always written by students of the school.

On further cross-examination, Akintayo said it is NECO that issues numbers to students who sits for its examination.

The witness said he did not check whether Sikiru Adeleke has examination number allocated to him by NECO. Akintayo said there was no incident of malpractices during the examination, but insisted that Sikiru Adeleke was the most matured students on the examination hall.”