Police Confirm Arrest of Adamawa INEC REC, Says Investigations Ongoing

Adamawa INEC REC

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

Yunusa-Ari was alleged to have announced the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed popularly known as Aishatu Binani, winner of the gubernatorial elections during the recently concluded supplementary elections.

Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this in a statement today, said the arrest followed 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.

Adejobi said Ari, was arrested by the Police Election Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Team in Abuja today Tuesday 2nd May, 2023.

According to him, Ari 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,” he said.

The Police spokesperson said the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba 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.

He said; “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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