The Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday detained the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2023 governorship election in the state, Hon. Ladi Adebutu.
Adebutu is currently being detained and grilled at the Eleweran, Abeokuta, headquarters of the police command on allegations of vote buying and money laundering during the March 25 governorship and House of Assembly elections preferred against him by the Federal Government.
Recall that Adebutu returned to the country a few days ago after an eight-month sojourn, which he called “medical vacation” in United Kingdom.
Sources at the police headquarters said Adebutu was detained after honouring a previous invitation sent to him before he travelled abroad.
Trial has already commenced on the vote buying and money laundering allegations as nine people have already been charged at the Federal High Court, Abeokuta.
Already, the officials of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, and Zenith Bank Plc have already testified against the suspects. The court last sat on the case on December 7.
Hearing is expected to resume in February next year before Hon. Justice Kehinde Akinyemi of Court Four, State High Court, Abeokuta.