Suspended Adamawa REC, Ari Now In Police Custody

The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the arrest of Hudu Yunusa-Ari, the Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), who was alleged to h have illegally announced the candidate of the All Progressives Congress Aisha Dahiru as winner of the gubernatorial elections during the recently concluded supplementary elections.

There had been calls by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for his arrest and investigation on the basis of alleged impropriety in the course of supplementary gubernatorial polls in the State.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi said 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”.

The statememt also said other officials and individuals culpable in the saga were being interrogated by the team.

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“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”, the statement said.


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