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INEC files lawsuit against suspended Adamawa REC

Jul 6, 2023 #Politics

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has filed a six-count charge against Hudu Yunusa-Ari, the suspended Resident Electoral Commissioner in Adamawa state.

INEC filed the lawsuit in Yola, Adamawa state’s capital, after reviewing the case file from the police which established a prima facie case against Yunusa-Ari.

INEC said in a statement released on Thursday, July 6; 

“As provided by Section 145(1) of the Electoral Act 2022, an offence committed under the Act shall be triable in a Magistrate Court or a High Court of a State in which the offence is committed, or the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. 

“Furthermore, Section 145(2) of the Act provides that a prosecution under the Act shall be undertaken by legal officers of the Commission, or any legal practitioner appointed by it.

“Having reviewed the case file from the Police which established a prima facie case against Barr. Hudu Yunusa Ari, the Commission has filed a six-count charge against him at the Adamawa State High Court sitting in Yola.”

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