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Judge Reaffirms Arrest Order On INEC Chair

Justice Stephen Dalypop Pam of the Federal High Court, Abuja has re-affirmed an arrest order on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, for flouting a court order.

The order was reaffirmed yesterday after Mahmood was again absent from court.

The Court of Appeal on Monday gave an order barring the arrest of Prof. Mahmood, issued on August 1.

Justice Abdul Aboki said it would be wrong for the lower court to proceed with yesterday’s hearing.

When the matter came up for hearing yesterday, counsel to the plaintiff, Mr. Kanayo Okafor, told the court that the Appeal Court had stopped the warrant of arrest.

Justice Pam held that there was no evidence before him to show that the proceedings had been stayed at the Appeal Court.

He said: “There is no evidence before me to show that the proceedings have been stayed. Therefore, the order directing the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to arrest Prof. Mahmood and present him in court still stands.”

The judge adjourned the matter till tomorrow for hearing.

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