The Chairman of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Area Council Election Petition Tribunal, Chief Magistrate Folashade Oyekan, has ordered the immediate arrest of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC National Chairman, Mahmud Yakubu, for contempt of court.

In a ruling on an application, moved by the counsel to the petitioner, C. I Okoye Esq, the tribunal said that the willful refusal of the National Chairman, INEC, to obey the court order to produce documents named in the subpoena served on him on the 22nd of July 2022, was flagrant disobedience of the order of a court, which must attract appropriate consequences under the law.

The tribunal consequently ordered the Inspector General of Police, or the Commissioner of Police, FCT to arrest the INEC National Chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu, or anyone occupying that office immediately, and produce him before the tribunal on 29 July.

The petition was adjourned to 29/7/2022, for the INEC National Chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu, to show cause why he should not be committed to prison for contempt of court.

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