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INEC Joint Panel Invites Suspended Adamawa REC

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A joint panel, comprising officers of the Nigeria Police Force, Department of State Services, and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, has invited the suspended Adamawa Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hudu Yunusa-Ari, over his conduct during the April 15 supplementary elections.

The investigation panel set up by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, asked Yunusa-Ari to show up at the Force Headquarters, Louis Edet House, Abuja.

The panel is headed by an Assistant Inspector General of Police and Head of Interpol, Nigeria, Garba Umar, who was appointed as Head of the Election Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Team, in the build-up to the 2023 general elections.

The spokesperson for the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Funmi Eguaoje, who confirmed the development on Monday, said the matter was under the jurisdiction of the investigation panel, and not solely a police matter.

“The suspended Adamawa REC has been invited by a joint panel comprising the police, DSS, and INEC officials. The committee was set up to investigate the matter, and the Chairman of the committee is AIG Garba. But it is not solely a police matter, the case is under the joint panel’s jurisdiction.

“The REC was invited by the joint committee, not the police. And I can’t confirm whether or not he has honoured the invite. I only know that he has been invited by the panel,” he added.

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