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Adamawa REC voluntarily reported to police, not arrested, say relatives

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Relations of the Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC of Adamawa State, Barr. Hudu Yunusa-Ari have debunked assertions that he was arrested by the Police.

They revealed that the police invited him for interrogation on May 5th but he voluntarily reported to the police headquarters on May 2, 2023

“He was driven to the Force Headquarters by a Senator” a relation said.

A copy of the invitation letter served on Adamawa REC was released by the relations to show that he actually truly honoured Police invitation Tuesday ahead of the stipulated May 5 date

Newsdiaryonline reports that Force Headquarters however painted a different picture when it said Yunusa-ari was indeed arrested, in its official statement on the matter.

CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer Force Headquarters,
Abuja said in a statement “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 elections during the recently concluded supplementary elections following 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.

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/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.

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