Court issues arrest warrant against fleeing Adamawa REC, Ari

Hudu-Yunusa Ari
Hudu-Yunusa Ari
Court issues arrest warrant against fleeing Adamawa REC, Ari

Justice Benjamin Manji Lawan of Adamawa State High Court of Justice on Wednesday 15th May 2024, issued warrant of arrest against Barr. Hudu Yunusa Ari, suspended Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC.

The court ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to arrest Barr. Hudu Ari and provide him in court with immediate effect to stand his trial on 3 count charge.

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Justice Manji, issued the warrant of arrest in his ruling on the application dated and filed on the 16th April, 2024, by the Adamawa State Government through its Counsels.

Earlier, while moving the application, Counsel to the Complainant, Chief L.D. Nzadon, informed the court that the application is seeking the court’s warrant of arrest against the defendant.

Chief Nzadon, who referred the court to section 20 sub sections (1j) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) 2018, urged the court to exercise its powers and direct the IGP to arrest the defendant wherever he is found.

He told the court that efforts to serve the defendant proved abortive, saying that the bailiff of the court was in Bauchi State since 2nd to 4th May, 2024 to serve him, but the defendant was no where to be found.

The judge had while ruling on the application said that this is the 3rd time the case is being mentioned without the defendant in court, saying complainant’s counsels had told the court about their inability to serve him, and that it appears Hudu is evading service.

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