BREAKING: Police Arrest Adamawa INEC REC

The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the arrest of the Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Barr. Hudu Yunusa-Ari.

Yunusa-Ari was alleged to have announced the candidate of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the governorship elections during the recently concluded supplementary elections in Adamawa.

This led to calls for his arrest and investigation by INEC on the basis of alleged impropriety in the course of supplementary gubernatorial polls in the State.

His arrest was announced in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Tuesday.

The statement read In part, “Barrister Ari, who was arrested by the Police Election Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Team in Abuja on Tuesday 2nd May 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.

“The Inspector-General of Police has given clear assurance that every individual involved/indicted in the matter will be apprehended and investigated in line with the provisions of the law for possible prosecution. The Inspector-General of Police has assured of the commitment of the Force to ensuring that justice is served in this case and that all guilty parties are brought to justice.”

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