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Suspended Adamawa REC Arrested, Under Interrogation – Police

The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of the Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hudu Yunusa-Ari, who was alleged to have announced the candidate of the All Progressives Congress winner of the governorship election during the recently concluded supplementary election.

The FPRO made this known in a statement shared on his Twitter page.

The statement is titled, “Adamawa polls: INEC REC in police custody as investigations continue, other fingered officials under interrogation.”

It read, “The Nigeria Police Force hereby confirms the arrest of Barr. Hudu Yunusa-Ari, the Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), who was alleged to have announced the candidate of the All Progressives Congress winner of the gubernatorial election 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.”

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