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Finally suspended Adamawa REC dragged to court by Gov Fintiri


Finally suspended Adamawa REC dragged to court by Gov Fintiri

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Adamawa State suspended Independent national Electoral commission,INEC, Chairman, Barr Hudu Yunusa Ari seems to dabbled into more trouble waters of Electoral offenses.

Government of Adamawa State under the leadership of Rt Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has dragged the suspended Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Ari, before the State High Court over alleged electoral offences.

The government is seeking the conviction of the suspended REC on the fresh offences which it accused him of perpetrating while steering the affairs of the electoral body in the state.

The state has filed 3 count charges before Justice Benjamin Manji Lawan, bordering disturbance of public peace, conduct likely to cause breach of peace as well as impersonating a public officer.

This brought to about 9 count charges in 2 separate suits against Hudu filed by the FG as well as Adamawa State Government who want the court to try and convict him on the offences.

The FG had slammed 6 count charges against Hudu, but the case could not proceed due largely to failure of the prosecution to arraign him. The case has suffered about 9 adjournments.

Likewise, the suit by state marked: HC/ADSY/9c/2024, which was filed on the 20th February, 2024 came up on Friday for mention.

Addressing the court, Counsel to the state, Akamode Abayomi, informed the court that the defendant is yet to be served, saying that efforts made in this regard was not successful.

Akamode, said that the defendant was not at the address in Bauchi state as given to them, saying that the defendant has not been seen for long time at his residence.

According to him, the prosecution was constrained to ask for a date to make frantic effort in order to serve him with court process, assuring of their effort to arraign him.