Findings have revealed that a chairmanship aspirant in Ewekoro Local Government, Sikiru Adesina was arrested about seven years ago for allegedly involving in the selling of fake cement.
An online search of Adesina revealed that there were several reports about how he and six others were arrested by the Nigerian Army Taskforce Team during a raid of a fake cement factory in the Ewekoro area of the state.
The reports was published on news platform which include, Legit, DisNiger, Global Cement, among others online platform.
The reports published on 26 June 2013 quoted the Public Relations Officer of the 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Captain Adamu Yahya Ngulde, as the source of the story.
The Army PRO gave the names of those arrested as Bamidele Raji, Sikiru Adesina, Abiodun Akinfenwa, Wale Ogunnike, Sarafa Yusuf, Joseph Guto, Funso Orutoso and Akinlodu Jelili.
The suspects, according to the release by Army PRO, were arrested at the site with four trucks belonging to LARFAGE cement company with Lagos state registration numbers BDG 571 XB, XZ 987 KRD, XZ 985 KRD and TRS 016.
Ngulde explained that, “based on our preliminary investigation, the suspects get cement from LARFAGE and Dangote Cement Company and adulterate it with sand dust and package it in Dangote and Lafarge Cement bags for distribution.”
The suspects and the vehicles, he added, have been detained pending the conclusion of their preliminary investigation before handing them over to the police for further investigation.
Further findings in the community also confirmed that Adesina was the one arrested alongside six others.
It was however gathered that this has led to agitation and protest among APC members in Ewekoro.
It was further gathered that many were against the candidature of Adesina due to his past suspected criminal records.
Similarly, a human right group, Gani Fawehinmi human rights humanitarian foundation in a letter written to the state governor, Dapo Abiodun insisted that Adesina is not qualify because of his past records.