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Tribunal orders arrest of INEC chairman, Yakubu for contempt

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Posted: July 27, 2022 at 12:41 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Council Election Tribunal led by Chief Magistrate, F. Oyekan, has ordered the arrest of the Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof Mahmood Yakubu, for contempt of court.

The tribunal, while ruling on the application moved by C.I Okoye Esq, Simon Daudu and A.J Adagami esq in Petition No FCT/ACET/EP/7/2022, was delivered by K.L Appah.

The tribunal stated that the order was on the ground of refusal of INEC Chairman to obey its order to produce documents named in the subpoena served on him since 22nd of July in the case.

The tribunal said this was a flagrant disobedience of the order of court which must attract appropriate consequences under the law.

The tribunal therefore ordered the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) or the Commissioner of Police, FCT, to arrest the INEC boss and produce him before the tribunal on Friday July 29 to show cause why he should not be committed to prison for contempt of court.

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