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Suspended Adamawa REC, Yunusa-Ari shuns Court Appearance

Written by on November 6, 2023

The suspended Independent National Electoral Commission Resident Electoral Commissioner in Adamawa State, Hudi Yunusa-Ari has failed to show up at the State High Court in Yola where he was to be arraigned today.


Justice Benjamin Manji of the State High Court in Yola has ordered INEC to produce him in court during its next sitting on November 23, 2023.


This follows the failure of the police to serve the hearing notice to Yunusa-Ari.


According to the prosecution counsel to INEC Justice Rotimi Jacobs, the police made several attempts to serve him the hearing notice by visiting his home adding that the defendant’s surety also could not be traced.


The presiding judge, therefore, granted the prosecution counsel’s request of two weeks for the defendant to appear before the court


Speaking to journalists shortly after the sitting, counsel to INEC Rotimi Jacobs assured that all will be done to ensure the appearance of the defendant on the adjourned date.

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