Hudu Yunusa-Ari, the suspended resident electoral commissioner, was detained by the Nigerian Police Force for his conduct during the governorship election in Adamawa state.
According to a statement released by force spokesperson Muyiwa Adejobi on Tuesday, Yunusa-Ari is currently being interrogated in police custody.
“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 as the 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 the supplementary elections.”
“Barrister Ari, who was arrested by the Police Election Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Team in Abuja on May 2, 2023, is currently in police custody and is being interrogated to determine the motives and motivations behind his allegedly improper actions during the supplementary elections in Adamawa State. In addition, the team is interrogating other culpable officials and individuals in the saga.
“The Inspector-General of Police has given his unmistakable assurance that every person implicated in this matter will be apprehended and investigated in accordance with the provisions of the law, with potential prosecution a distinct possibility. “The Inspector-General of Police has assured me that the Force is committed to ensuring that justice is served in this case and that all of those responsible are brought to justice.”