Police likely to invite Aishatu Dahiru “Binani” for questioning in connection to Adamawa poll

Police likely to invite Aishatu Dahiru "Binani" for questioning in connection to Adamawa poll

The Nigeria Police have granted administrative bail to Hudu Yunusa-Ari, the suspended Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of Adamawa State.

The police have also seized his passport and restricted his movement to the Federal Capital Territory, with the directive to report to the Force Headquarters weekly, as part of the ongoing investigation into allegations of bribery and manipulation of the April 15 supplementary election results in Adamawa State.

According to reports, a senator stood as surety for Yunusa-Ari, who was detained for three days at the Force Headquarters before his release on administrative bail.

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Two commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other officials under interrogation in connection with the election have also been released on administrative bail, with their passports deposited, and restricted to Abuja.

The police may also invite the Adamawa State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Aishatu Dahiru, popularly known as Binani, the incumbent governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, and other concerned individuals in the controversy surrounding the supplementary election.

During the interrogation, Yunusa-Ari alleged that some INEC officials in Adamawa had midnight meetings with leaders of a particular political party and allegedly took bribes to manipulate the election results.

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The investigation team, headed by Assistant Inspector-General of Police and head of Interpol, Nigeria, Garba Umar, and other members of the Police Management Team, including the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, grilled the indicted officials on allegations of bribery during the April 15 supplementary poll, wherein Yunusa-Ari declared Binani as the governor-elect when the collation of results had yet to be concluded.