Suspended REC, Hudu Yunusa-Ari in our custody — police spokesman

Mr Hudu Yunusa Ari, the suspended Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa State, has been arrested by the police, Force spokesman, ACP. Muyiwa Adejobi said in a statement on Tuesday.


The embattled official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), stirred the hornet nest after the supplementary election in Adamawa on April 15, 2023.

Yunusa Ari, announced Binani as the winner of the dramatic poll while collation of results was yet to be concluded.

INEC subsequently concluded the election and announced the incumbent governor, Ahmadu Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the poll, amid intrigues.

According to the Force PPRO,” 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”, Adejobi said.

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