Suspended Adamawa REC granted bail


The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Hudu Yunusa-Ari,, of Adamawa State who is currently being investigated by the police, has been given bail.

Likewise, two commissioners from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and several other officials who were being questioned regarding the Adamawa Governorship Election issue have also been permitted to return home.

However, their release on administrative bail comes with certain conditions by the Inspector General of Police.

He said, “They must deposit their travel passports; and their movement is restricted within the Federal Capital Territory.”

According to a source close to the Nation, It was discovered that a senator acted as a guarantor for Yunusa-Ari following a three-day interrogation by the police while in custody.

During a meeting, Inspector-General of Police Alkali Baba personally questioned the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), national commissioners, and other individuals. Deputy Inspectors-General were also present during the meeting.

According to sources, Yunusa-Ari and the INEC commissioners had a heated argument regarding his alleged disappearance.

The meeting focused on allegations of bribery during the April 15 Supplementary election, which led to the REC announcing All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Ayisetu Dahiru Binani as the governor-elect, despite the fact that the Returning Officer’s role was being usurped during the collation of results.