Police confirm arrest of suspended Adamawa REC
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Police confirm arrest of suspended Adamawa REC

The Nigeria Police says it has arrested the suspended Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Adamawa State, Mr Hudu Yunusa-Ari.

The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi announced this in a statement on Tuesday, in Abuja.

“The Nigeria Police Force hereby confirms the arrest of Barr. Hudu Yunusa-Ari, the Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC).

“He allegedly announced candidate of APC as winner of the gubernatorial elections during supplementary elections,” Muyiwa stated.

There were calls for the arrest and investigation of Ari by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the basis of alleged impropriety in the course of supplementary gubernatorial polls in the state.

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“The Police Election Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Team arrested Barrister Ari in Abuja on Tuesday, May 2.

“He is currently in police custody and is being grilled to ascertain the motives behind his alleged improper actions during the supplementary elections.

“In addition, the team is interrogating other officials and individuals culpable in the saga,” the statement read in part.

Adejobi stated that IG pledged to apprehend and prosecute every individual indicted in the matter.


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