The arraignment of 25 indicted staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over alleged receipt of N111.3m bribe and other misconduct during the last December's federal legislative re-run elections in Rivers State has been postponed till April 7.

The officials were brought to the court at 9:40 am in a police vehicle, with some of them hiding their faces from press cameras.

The Joint Police/Directorate of State Security (DSS) Special Investigative Panel on the re-run polls had indicted the officials for allegedly collecting N360m from Governor Nyesom Wike during the rerun elections that took place on December 10, 2015, across the state. The police later to display N111.3million which it said was recovered from indicted INEC officials.

On Tuesday morning, prosecutor Aminu Alilu informed the court that he would read the charges to the indicted staff, but their defense counsel, led by Ahmed Raji, told the court that the defense had filed an application challenging the jurisdiction of the court.

The court consequently postponed the matter to April 7.

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