The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, has filed an appeal challenging the arrest warrant issued against him by the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The appeal was filed by the counsel to the appellant Adegbeoyega Awomolo, SAN
The INEC boss maintained that he could not be arrested on the basis of a bench warrant that was legally defective.
He urged the Court of Appeal to invoke its powers and void the arrest order made by Justice Stephen Pam.
Pam had in a bench ruling ordered the police to arrest and produce Yakubu in court on August 8 to face contempt charges following his failure to honour a summon the court issued for him to appear in respect of a suit involving the Anambra chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.