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Police Arrests Suspended Adamawa REC, Others | READ DETAILS

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Police Arrests Suspended Adamawa REC, Others | READ DETAILS

The suspended Resident Electoral Commission (REC) in Adamawa State, Barrister Hudu Ari, has been arrested by the Police for his alleged improper action during the governorship supplementary election in the state.


Ari was arrested alongside others on Tuesday, May 2, by the Police Election Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Team in Abuja.

According to the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the suspects are currently being grilled at the Force Headquarters, Louis Edet House.
The Force PRO said;

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“The Nigeria Police Force hereby confirms the arrest of Barrister Hudu Yunusa-Ari, the Adamawa State 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 Yunusa-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.

“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 IG has assured of the commitment of the Force to ensure that justice is served in this case and that all guilty parties are brought to justice.”

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) voided the declaration of Binani as the winner of the election by Ari and thereafter wrote to the IGP demanding for Ari’s arrest and possible prosecution if found guilty.

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However, Ari claimed to have made his declaration with the full backing of the law.

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