Suspended Adamawa REC arrested by Police and in custody

Suspended Adamawa REC arrested by Police and in custody

Barrister Hudu Yunusa-Ari, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Adamawa State in Nigeria, has been confirmed arrested by the Nigeria Police Force.

This was following his unilateral announcement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate as the winner of the gubernatorial elections, while collation of results was still ongoing on April 16. Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had called for his arrest and investigation for alleged impropriety in the supplementary polls in the state.

CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the police spokesperson, in a statement released on May 2, confirmed that Barrister Ari was arrested by the Police Election Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Team in Abuja and is currently in police custody.

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The police team is investigating the motives and motivations behind his alleged improper actions during the supplementary elections. Other officials and individuals culpable in the saga are also being interrogated.

The Inspector-General of Police has given an assurance that everyone involved/indicted in the matter will be apprehended and investigated in line with the provisions of the law for possible prosecution.

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