Court Overrules Arrest Order Against INEC Chairman
A Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has stopped the arrest order issued against the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu.
Naija News recalls that a federal high Court had last week ordered the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to arrest the INEC boss and produce him in court on August 14 to face contempt charge for violating its order.
Justice Stephen Pam of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, had ruled that the INEC boss be arrested for refusing to appear before it for the third time.
The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Anambra state, Ejike Oguebego and the Legal Adviser of the state’s PDP Chuks Okoye, had filed a court proceeding against the INEC boss over court contempt.
Prof. Yakubu had in the wake of the court order on his arrest, also approached a competent court of law to challenge the arrest order against him, Naija News reports.