BREAKING: Court Orders Arrest Of INEC Chairman

BREAKING: Court Orders Arrest Of INEC Chairman

By Abdul Jummai | Politics Reporter on August 1, 2018
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Mahmood Yakubu, INEC, Abdul Aboki
New INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu takes oath of office before President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Aso Rock, Abuja on Monday, November 9, 2015 | NAN

Justice Stephen Pam of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 has ordered the arrest of chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, for refusing to appear in court.

Justice Pam gave the warrant of arrest following Mahmood’s absent in court for the third time.

The INEC boss had on July 10, shunned a valid order summoning him to appear before Justice Pam had on July 5, ordered Yakubu to appear before him to show cause why he should not be sent to prison for contempt of court.

The judge made the order for Mahmood to appear before it while ruling on a preliminary objection by INEC and it’s Chairman in a contempt proceeding filed by Ejike Oguebego and Chuks Okoye, Chairman and Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Anambra State respectively.

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