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Ogun PDP governorship candidate arraigned over vote buying allegation

Boom RadioNG | February 6, 2024
Ogun state governorship candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ladi Adebutu,

The Ogun state governorship candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ladi Adebutu, has today been arraigned before an Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta, over an allegation of vote buying during the March 18 governorship exercise.

He was charged on a seven-count charge bordering on vote buying and other offences but has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him. He was also accused of criminal inducement during the poll by security agents alongside other members of his party.

The PDP candidate was alleged to have ordered through his bank the issuance of 200,000 preloaded ATM verve cards with N10,000 each and then distributed the same on election day across the state with the criminal intention of inducing voters in the State.

 

Ogun state governorship candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ladi Adebutu,

Ogun state governorship candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ladi Adebutu,

He alongside the other six suspects were later charged to court by the police.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Abiodun Akinyemi, then granted the 1st defendant bail in the sum of N1 million with a surety in the like sum who may be a family member or bondsman. The case has now been adjourned till 7th February 2024 for a hearing.

 

Dolupo Balogun

Written by Boom RadioNG

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