The headquarters of the Nigerian Police, through its Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), has commenced a full scale investigation into the circumstances that led to the suspension of the result collation in the supplementary governorship election in Adamawa State where the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Hudu Yunusa Ari, illegally declared Senator Aisha Dahiru (Binani) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner without figures.
A competent Police Source told the Tribune Online in Abuja on Sunday that this was in full compliance with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhar who had already approved the immediate suspension from office of the REC pending the completion of investigation by the Police on his conduct and actions during the polls.
According to the Source, upon the receipt of a memo on the subject matter from the Secretary to the Government of f the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, the IGP, Usman Alkali Baba quickly went into action and directed the Deputy InspectorGeneral of Police (DIG), Olukayode Egbetokun Adeolu, DIG Force Criminal Investigations Department, to take over the Presidential directive personally, immediately, that is what is happening now. window.aries window.aries window.aries.v1 window.aries.v1 commands const aries window.aries.v1 aries.commands.push(() > const zoneId ‘7238’ const anchor document.getElementById(‘vidverto220384c5a71e46dd814afa69547f2b3f’) anchor.removeAttribute(‘id’) aries.mount(zoneId, anchor, width 720, height 405, ) ) )()>
Mind you, the investigation is also being extended to the DirectorGeneral of the Department of State Services, and the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, to find out the roles of their personnel in aiding and abetting the conduct/actions of the suspended REC
Also the embattled REC is being summoned to the FCID to tell his own side of the story as the principal suspect, he is to come along with some others, the assignment is being done with dispatch and the DIG is being expected to update the IGP constantly on progress of investigation.
The Commissioner of Police on election duty in Adamawa State, CP Mohammed Barde, at the time of the unfortunate incident has been on ground too, all hands are on deck to unravel the mystery surrounding the Adamawa Drama
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