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Police arrest INEC former Adamawa Resident Commissioner

Police arrest INEC former Adamawa Resident Commissioner


Police arrest INEC former Adamawa Resident Commissioner

The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the arrest of former INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Adamawa, Mr Hudu Yunusa-Ari over the controversies and confusion he stirred in the outcome of the just-concluded governorship election in the state.

The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.

“The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) hereby confirms the arrest of Barr. Hudu Yunusa-Ari, the Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), who was alleged to have announced the candidate of the All Progressives Congress winner of the gubernatorial elections during the recently concluded supplementary elections following calls for his arrest and investigation by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the basis of alleged impropriety in the course of supplementary gubernatorial polls in the State.

“Barrister Ari, who was arrested by the Police Election Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Team in Abuja on Tuesday May 2, 2023, is currently in Police custody and is being grilled to ascertain the motives and motivations behind his alleged improper actions during the supplementary elections in Adamawa State.

“In addition, other officials and individuals culpable in the saga are being interrogated by the team”.

Adejibi said the IGP had given clear assurance that every individual involved or indicted in the matter would be apprehended and investigated in line with the provisions of the law for possible prosecution.

He assured of the commitment of the Force to ensuring that justice is served in the case and that all guilty parties are brought to justice.

Recalled that Yunusa-Ari declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate winner of Adamawa governorship election while the collation process was ongoing.(shadanpamarepoters)





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