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Adamawa REC voluntarily reported to police — not arrested

Hudu Yunusa-Ari, the suspended resident-electoral commissioner of Adamawa, on Tuesday, honoured the invitation of the police over matters relating to the state’s governorship election.

TheLink News learnt the police had invited him for interrogation on May 5, but he voluntarily handed himself to them on May 2 — three days earlier.

He was driven to the Force Headquarters in Abuja by a Senator.

But the police in a statement issued on Tuesday said Yunusa-Ari was arrested.

​The statement said: “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.”

See police invitation below.

invitation letter Barr Hudu 2

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