Adamawa: Police arrest, detain suspended INEC REC in Abuja
The Nigeria Police Force has detained Hudu Yunusa-Ari, the Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner.
Recall that Yunusa-Ari was alleged to have announced the candidate of the All Progressives Congress winner of the Adamawa State governorship elections during the supplementary elections.
The Independent Electoral Commission subsequently called for his arrest and investigation of his actions.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, on Tuesday confirmed the arrest and detention of Yunusa-Ari.
It reads, “The Nigeria Police Force, hereby confirms the arrest of Barr. Hudu Yunusa-Ari, the Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner, 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 on the basis of alleged impropriety in the course of supplementary gubernatorial polls in the State.
“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 and 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.”