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Court Issues Arrest Warrant For Suspended Adamawa REC, Hudu Ari

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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.

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.

Jonathan Filibus
SAHEL REPORTERS

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Gov Fintiri Grants Pardon to 5 Inmates, Commutes 2 Death Sentences

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As part of the 2024 Democracy Day celebrations, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has granted pardon to five inmates, including a female, from various correctional centers in the state.


The pardoned inmates are: Ali Abdul, Mohammed Goni, and Hapsatu Idi from Yola Old Correctional Centre, Buba Usman Mai from Numan Correctional Centre and Yusuf Ali and Babala Benson from Yola New Correctional Facility.

Additionally, the Governor has commuted the death sentences of two convicts, Usman Inuwa and Joseph Eugene, to life imprisonment. Both are serving at Yola New Correctional Centre.

Governor Fintiri’s actions are based on the advice of the Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy and the powers conferred on him by Section 212(i) (d) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended.

The release of the five inmates and the commutation of the two death sentences to life imprisonment take immediate effect, as all legal formalities have been concluded with the correctional institutions.

Humwashi Wonosikou
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor

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Democracy Day: Sen Abbas Greets Fintiri, Others, Calls For Support To Leaders

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The Senator Representing Adamawa central senatorial district, Aminu Iya Abbas ( Iya Adamawa) has asked the people of the State to support governments at all levels towards providing meaningful development to the electorate.

Senator Abbas who doubles as chairman Senate Committee on Innovation, Science and Technology in the National Assembly made the call on behalf of the people of Adamawa central in a statement through his Yola media office, to commemorate the 2024 Democracy Day.

The Federal lawmaker specifically congratulated President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Senate President Godswill Akpabio, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, CON other Senators of the Federal Republic, Speaker of the Adamawa Assembly Rt. Hon. Bathiya Wesley, other members of the house and the good people of Adamawa State on the occasion of 2024 Democracy Day.
Aminu Iya Abbas (PDP Adamawa) while congratulating the leadership of of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at all levels urged the electorate to support leaders to enable them deliver more devidends of democracy.
The Senator further commended Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, and other leaders for their leadership qualities and wish them success.

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Democracy Day: Chair Adamawa Board Of Internal Revenue, Njabari Greets Fintiri, Speaker, Others

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The Chairman Adamawa Internal Revenue Services Alhaji HammanAdama Njabari, has congratulated Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, CON on the occasion of 2024 Democracy Day.

Njabari also saluted the governor for meeting the yearnings and aspirations of electorate especially the conducive environment to the people of the state.

The AIRS Boss in a message on behalf of the Management and Staff of the Revenue Services Board to commemorate the 2024 Democracy Day described Fintiri as man of proven integrity.

He also congratulated the Speaker Adamawa State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon. Bathiya Wesley and other members of the House, the Secretary to the State Government, Chief of Staff Government House Yola, Captains of the Industries, Members of the Business Community and the Good People of Adamawa on the Occasion of Democracy Day.

The Revenue Boss also used the medium and called on the people of the state to compliment the effort of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri’s led Administration in it’s effort to Boost revenue generation in the State by paying their TAXES for more people oriented projects

As Governor of Adamawa State, the chairman of AIRS affirms that Fintiri has contributed to various reforms in the state.

He prays that the almighty God will continue to bless Gov Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and grant him good health and long life to witness more successes ahead.

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