PDP’s ex-scribe, Temitope Aluko, has got an arrest warrant on his head after his mouth ran riot last Sunday when, recanting, he revealed how ex-President Goodluck Jonathan doled out N4.7 billion to rig in Gov. Ayo Fayose in 2014.
The loudmouth is now being slammed with an allegation of perjury before the Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court.
The APC fresher was PDP’s star witness at the Ekiti 2014 Governorship Election Tribunal where he swore and testified the election was free, fair and credible.
His ordeal began when the state’s director of public prosecution, Gbenga Adaramola, applied to the magistrate court alleging perjury, and his petition was backed up by a nine-paragraph affidavit deposed to by Fayose’s media aide, Lere Olayinka.
In the application, Adaramola prayed the court to issue a warrant of arrest against Aluko, citing Section 117 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012; Section 79 of the Ekiti State Administration of Criminal Justice Law 2014 and Section 23(d) of the Magistrates Courts’ Laws, 2014.
Olayinka claimed that Aluko, with his recent media statement, has contracted the evidence he presented before the election petition tribunal in November 2014.
Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye granted the application, and ordered the state Commission of Police to arrest Aluko for investigation and prosecution.
In the same breath, a hot shot in the state has equally written Ekiti’s Attorney-General and Justice Commissioner Owoseni Aluko to prosecute Aluko for lying under oath.
Sunday Olowolafe, a lawyer, has said in the petition “if this act is not looked into, it will definitely defile the course of justice and consequently rubbish the judicial proceedings.”
The Ekiti command of the Nigeria police, however, said it was aware of the arrest order.