The Police have arrested suspended Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa State, Hudu Yunusa-Ari.

This was confirmed by the embattled REC in Abuja on Tuesday, Force spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi.

Adejobi said, “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.”

The development comes hours after Ari said in a recent interview that he would surrender himself to the police two weeks after he went into hiding.

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