The Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba Ahmed, has ordered the team investigating the embattled Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa State, Barr. Hudu Yunusa-Ari, to expedite actions.
This is as the Nigeria Police Force acknowledged the receipt of a letter dated April 18, 2023 from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the letter from INEC had detailed the alleged impropriety of the actions of Yunusa-Ari during the April 15 supplementary elections in Adamawa and calling on the police to investigate and possibly prosecute the REC for his actions.
According to Adejobi, the IG had directed a team to work with INEC “to expedite action on the contents of the letter.”
While expressing the commitment of the NPF to upholding democratic values, Adejobi said Baba had assured that the police would leave no stone unturned in unraveling the remote causes of the “unwholesome conduct of the REC.”
He added that all persons fingered in the course of investigations would be brought to book.
Recall that the suspended Adamawa REC had during the collation of votes illegally declared a winner without waiting for the conclusion of the electoral process.
His action was immediately declared null and void by the INEC headquarters.