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No Plan To Impeach Buhari, Senator Responds To Tinubu |RN

The Senator representing (PDP, Bauchi) Isah Misau, debunked claims by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju  Bola Tinubu, that the National Assembly was planning to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.

Misau made the rebuttal in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. He urged Nigerians to disregard what he described as an empty talk by the APC chieftain.

The senator spoke in response to a claim by Tinubu at Wednesday’s APC rally in Uyo that there was a plot by some senators to impeach Buhari. Tinubu had described what was going on in the nation as “a war between progressives and the conservatives.”

He noted that the comment made by the politician was “mere partisan rhetoric aimed at catching the attention of the crowd” at the rally planned for the declaration of Senator Godswill Akpabio for the party.

Misau said, “I am surprised that a politician of Tinubu’s calibre will be playing politics with a serious issue like the impeachment of the President of the country just because he wanted to catch the attention of a crowd. Politicians at his level should not be engaging in unnecessary sabre-rattling and empty speculation.

“We, members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Senate, have no plan to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari. There is no need for that process and we are not contemplating it.

“Our focus right now is to defend democracy and its institutions, fight for the enthronement of the rule of law, independence of the legislature and the judiciary and ensure good governance.”

He added, “If Tinubu has any concrete, reliable and verifiable evidence to the contrary, he should come forward and prove it. A man like him should not be getting carried away by the crowd and making claims that have no basis.

“We, therefore, urge all Nigerians and members of the international community to ignore that claim. There is no basis for anybody to make such a claim. It is a mere fabrication and a stunt pulled to please the partisan crowd to which it was uttered.” (Punch)

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N120bn Bribery Allegation: Buhari’s Gov’t Increases Charges Against Misau |RN

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja

The Federal Government has amended criminal charges against Senator Isah Misau, before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) sitting at Maitama, by increasing the counts from five to seven. 

Meanwhile, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) has engaged a private prosecutor to handle the case, on behalf of government.

 Misau, who represents Bauchi Central Senatorial District, is facing trial for allegedly making “injurious falsehood” against the Inspector General of Police, (IGP) Mr. Ibrahim Idris, and the Nigerian Police Force.

In the said charge marked FCT/HC/CR/345/2017, the FG listed some of the “injurious falsehood” it said the defendant made, to include allegations that police officers paid as much as N2.5million to get special promotion and posting through the Police Service Commission. 

The charge was a direct fallout of allegations Misau, who himself is a retired deputy superintendent of police, raised against the IGP.

Misau was charged for alleging that the police boss diverted money meant for the purchase of Armoured Personnel Carriers, Sport Utility Vehicles and other exotic cars. He was said to have falsely accused the IGP of making almost half of mobile police commanders in the country, people of his Nupe extraction. 

The lawmaker, aside accusing the IGP of instituting roadblocks accross Nigeria, with the purpose of extorting money from unsuspecting motorists, equally alleged that the police boss had sexual affair with female police officers. Misau further alleged that the IGP collects illegal fees by way of security protections given to corporate organizations, eminent citizens and oil companies running into billions of Naira.

The AGF maintained that the lawmaker had, by his utterances, committed an offence contrary to Section 393(1) of the Penal Code. Meanwhile, at the resumed proceeding on the case, the new prosecutor, Dr. Alex Iziyon (SAN) told the court that the AGF issued him a fiat to handle the trial and, to also apply for a subpoena that was issued to compel the IGP to appear as a witness in the matter to be quashed.

Iziyon insisted that the said subpoena dated November 22, amounted to an abuse of court process, saying it was targeted at embarrassing the IGP.

However, Misau’s lawyer, Dr. Joshua Musa, SAN, challenged the legal validity of the amended charge FG filed against his client. He equally contended that the initial charge upon which his client was docked and granted N5million bail on October 19 was legally defective as it was bereft of the required seal. Musa argued that in the face of such default, the initial charge could not be amended. On the issue of subpoena aganst the IGP, the defence lawyer maintained that no law prohibited his client from applying for the police boss to appear as a witness to give evidence and tender documents in the matter. After he had listened to all the parties, the Chief Judge of the high court, Justice Ishaq Bello, who is presiding over the trial, fixed December 5 to hear all the pending applications. Meantime, the two new allegations against Misau read: “That you Isah Hamman Misau of Hamman Misau Residence, Turaki Street, Misau, Bauchi State on or about 26th August, 2017 at Abuja and other part of Nigeria, within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, did make a false statement of fact to wit: that the Inspector-General of Police is scoring high marks by making almost half of the mobile commanders in the country, people of his Nupe extraction which said false statement of fact was published in the This Day Newspaper and The Punch Newspaper both dated 26th August, 2017, knowing that such false statement of fact would harm the reputation of Mr. Ibrahim Kpotun Idris (the serving Inspector-General of Police) and the Nigeria Police Force and you thereby committed an offence. “That you Isah Hamman Misau of Hamman Misau Residence, Turaki Street, Misau, Bauchi State on or about 26th August, 2017 at Abuja and other part on Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did make a false statement of fact wit: that the incumbent Inspector-General of Police, based on available records, series of petitions and reports from insiders, has no capacity to run the Police just like the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Rtd IGP Mike Okiro, who also lacks similar capacity going N300 million scam and others hanging on his neck since 2011 during the presidential primary election of the People’s Democratic Party where he served as the head of the security committee which said false statement of fact was published in the Thisday Newspaper and the Punch Newspaper both dated 26th August, 2017 knowing that such false statement of fact would harm the reputation of Mr. Ibrahim Kpotun Idris (the serving Inspector-General of Police), Rtd IGP Mike Okiro, the Nigeria Police Force and the Police Service Commission and you thereby committed an offence”.   (The Sun)

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Misau Allegation: IGP, Senators In Heated Argument |The Republican News

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• Police boss appears before Senate, refuses to answer questions

• No court can stop us –Committee chair

From Fred Itua, Abuja 

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, yesterday, told a Senate ad-hoc committee investigating allegations leveled against him that he would not respond to questions.

The IGP, who appeared in company with his lawyer, Alex Izinyon, at about 2.30pm, told the committee, headed by Senator Francis Alimikhena, that since the case was already in court it would be sub judice for him to respond to questions from lawmakers.

He also claimed that the existence of the committee was against the Standing Rules of the Senate.  

This is coming at a time supporters of IGP Idris stormed the National Assembly in solidarity.

Convener of the protest, Gloria Ugbeji, said the solidarity march was important based on the various reforms the police chief had brought to the service.

When asked question by one of the senators, the IGP said: “I will not make any oral comment or answer any question in respect of the allegations in view of the various civil and criminal cases pending in the law courts, more especially when the senator has already been arraigned in court in respect of this matter. 

“I decided to appear before this Senate committee on the allegations out of high respect I have for the Senate and my respect for the rule of law. 

“Furthermore, it is expected that the Senate and the committee will refrain from making references to the issues, as it will be against Order 41 (7) and 53 (5) of the Senate Standing Orders 2 (15) as amended.”

Order 1(a) of the Senate Standing Rules states: “The proceedings in the Senate and in all committees of the Senate shall be conducted in accordance with the following Standing Orders: 

Order 41(7) of the Standing Rules states: “The Senate shall not receive any petition on any matter for which there is a judicial remedy.” 

Also, Order 53(5) states: “Reference shall not be made to any matter on which a judicial decision is pending in such a way as might, in the opinion of the president of the Senate, prejudice the interest of parties thereto.”

IGP Idris’ lawyer had a heated argument with senators, when he stopped the police boss from responding to questions raised by the committee chairman, Alimikhena.

He said: “I represent the IGP. I want to state that we have very high respect for the Senate. In pursuant of the invitation, we decided to be here to demonstrate that we have nothing to hide. I have gotten instructions from the IGP. We have responded to all the allegations raised, word-to-word, to the committee.

“This is an ad-hoc committee. There are rules. I am urging you to use your rules. In October 2015, a similar case arose between an ad-hoc committee and Rotimi Amaechi. Ethics committee was asked to investigate him. Because the case was before a court in Rivers State, the Senate suspended it.

“The Standing Rules of the Senate says that when a case is in court, any reference to it may be prejudice. Nigerians are interested in this. We are saying this in the interest of justice. We are not hiding anything at all. I am only drawing your attention to precedents set by the Senate.”

Izinyon’s response did not go down well with Senator Alimikhena, who responded angrily. He told Idris and his lawyer that the committee was set up before they went to court.

 “You cannot tell us the FCT High Court has given an order. You cannot come here and tell us what you know. This is a committee set up by the Senate. It was set up before you went to court. The court is interfering with our work. Let us stick with the truth. The Senate is not out to witch-hunt anybody. If you are going to court, it does not stop the Senate from probing the virement made by the police boss. You cannot stop that,” he said.

Izinyon retorted: “The law is clear. If there is any virement, the Senate will not look at it. It is a criminal offence and it is not the Senate that should handle that.”

Senator Hope Uzodinma, who is also a member of the committee pleaded with Alimikhena to adjourn the hearing to allow the committee study the content of the written response of the IGP. 

 “I want to caution you. We are all statesmen in the country. We are all one. If we must succeed as a country, we must create a synergy where both arms must work together. The SAN, you must agree with me that this is not a law court. You will do us a favour to resolve differences between these parties. 

“The Standing Rules says ‘if its the opinion of the Senate president.’ Are you the Senate president? This matter needs to be resolved in a manner that Nigerians will be happy. If we issue a warrant, the IGP will bring himself. I do not even know why the IGP cannot speak for himself. 

“We want to see the allegations before us and see how we can resolve them, in the interest of the country. If the IGP is not in a position to speak, in my view, he can submit his defence. We can look into it and decide how to move forward. This is a parliament.”

Senator Obinna Ogba also appealed that the hearing be suspended.

“Having heard what the IGP said, I have seen some documents we need to study. I want to appeal to the chairman to give us time to study the documents and invite the IGP later,” he said.

Senators Joshua Lidani, Suleiman Hukunyi, Abdulaziz Nyako and Nelson Effiong who also spoke, called for an adjournment. 

Lidani said: “I think it makes sense for us to study the documents. From the chairman’s reaction, it appears the preliminary objections will not be entertained. We have just been served this documents. We will study it. We will determine if you have been able to address the issues raised. 

“Senator Misau raised the issue because he said his privileges were abused. It was not a public petition. We need time to look at the documents you submitted. If the issues are not adequately addressed, we will call you again. If there is no need, we will not call you. We are not witch-hunting anybody.”

Effiong, on his part, noted: “The IGP is an appointee of the president. Whatever the IGP does speaks volumes of the person of the president. Let us adjourn to look at the documents.”

Hukunyi remarked: “I think some key points have been highlighted, which I completely align with. One of them is the possibility of adjourning this meeting. He has read his own side, rightly or wrongly. The lawyer to the IGP may have to review some of the things he said. He said virement is a criminal offence. He is wrong. The executive is aware of this fact. It has been raised that part of the responsibility of this committee goes beyond the issues that are now in court. With due respect, as high as your office is, the nature of the issues raised is not good for the IGP or the Senate. These issues need to be cleared. This is the reason this committee was put in place.’

Senator Nyako added: “I think all of us should understand that the attitude here is not us versus them. We are not here to witch-hunt the executive. There are issues that have been raised. We need to address these allegations. At the end of the day, the police may even benefit more from this. We will study your documents and address the issues.”

Meanwhile, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, told the committee that the presidency would explore a multi-door option in resolving the issue. 

“We are glad for the warm reception. We are not here out of honour. We are here out of constitutional provisions. We respect the job and powers of the legislature. We thank you for inviting us. We also appreciate what you have said, that you want to have an adjournment. I am hoping that this adjournment will pursue other multi-door options to resolve this issues,” he said.

Alimikhena adjourned the committee’s sitting indefinitely. He, however, said the Senate has the power to entertain virement, saying the issue had nothing to do with the court.

“Coming here is your duty. When you are summoned by the parliament, you must come. It is a not a favour,” he said.

. I want to tell you that the issue of virement is the function of the parliament. It is not something that should be handled by the court.

This committee came up before you went to court. The court is interfering with our committee. If we need you again, you will respond,” he concluded.

In a related development, hundreds of protesters yesterday took over the entrance of the National Assembly to show solidarity with the IGP Idris.

The convener of the protest, Gloria Ugbeji, said such solidarity march was important based on the various reforms the police chief had brought to the service.

She said it was important for IGP Idris to be “left alone to focus on what he is doing.”   (The Sun)

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Vehicles: How IGP, Ibrahim Idris Exposed Aisha Buhari – Isa Misau |RN

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I’m using my personal car, says First Lady

 Only security vehicles were deployed –Force Headquarters 

Twenty-four hours after he alleged that Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, gave two SUVs to First Lady, Aisha Buhari, Senator Isah Hamma Misau, claimed, yesterday,  the IGP  was behind the leaked documents.

Misau told newsmen his comment on the SUVs stemmed from court documents filed in the charge against him, by the IGP  and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami.

“The said documents, which form part of the proof of evidence to the charge, are correspondence between the IGP and the president, his Chief of Staff, Director, National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Aide-de-Camp to the wife of the president, and the Chief Personal Security Officer to the president.”

Misau accused the IGP of blackmailing the president’s wife and other high-ranking personalities by deliberately and unethically exposing their correspondences.

“It was, indeed, a shock to me as I am sure it is to other Nigerians, to see such private and confidential documents, with all the minutes of the president and other top government officials carelessly displayed in the public by the Inspector General of Police in manifest breach of official secrecy. The motive for displaying these documents is no doubt suspicious given that they have little or no bearing on the matter of inappropriate practices within the Police.  My submission before the Senate committee was simply to call the attention of members as well as the general public to how the IGP is unethically dropping names through filing of secret documents so as to rope these top ranking innocent personalities into the case.

Related: I Released Cars For Aisha Buhari’s Security, IGP, Ibrahim Replies Misau |RN

“The IGP was the one who submitted the official documents mentioning the names of respected personalities, not me. I believe I needed to make this clarification.”

But, the first lady has denied collecting any vehicle from the IGP. She denied the vehicle gifts at 11.00am, yesterday, via her twitter account, @aishambuhari, where she wrote: ‘’I am using my personal car.”

Thereafter, in a statement by her Director of Information, Suleiman Haruna, the first lady insisted the vehicles she is still using “belongs to the family and were the ones used during the campaign for 2015 elections, including the one for her entourage.”

Misau had alleged during his appearance before the Senate Ad Hoc committee probing bribery allegations against the IGP, that he had “some contract papers that the IGP himself submitted to the court, where the first lady, through her Aide-de-Camp requested a Toyota Hiace and a Sienna jeep.

‘’The same day that the ADC wrote, the IG minuted that she should be given two jeeps. And, it is not part of the appropriation. If you look at the appropriation, there is nowhere they said the first lady should be given two jeeps’’ he declared.

Regardless,   the Nigeria Police Force has denied Misau’s allegations.

In a statement, yesterday, the police said Misau’s allegations were baseless and absolutely untrue and outright falsehood.

“The Nigeria Police Force categorically wishes to state that all the allegations made by Misau against the Inspector General of Police and the wife of the president, of buying two  jeeps for the president’s wife  as reported in some media are baseless, untrue and done in bad faith to misinform and mislead the public.

‘’It is pertinent to state that at no time did the wife of the President, Mrs Aishat Buhari requested directly or indirectly for vehicles for her use from the IGP and no vehicle, whether Jeep or SUV, has ever been given for her personal use.

“To set the record straight and disabuse the minds of the public most especially those who must have read the story, that the IGP is empowered by the 1999 Constitution, as amended, and the Police Act and Regulations, precisely Section 215 (1)(a&b) and (2) ‘The Nigeria Police Force shall be under the command of the Inspector General Police“ and the deployment and control of the entire operations of the Force, including allocation of police vehicles for operational use throughout the country shall be under the purview of the IGP…”

The Police insisted “the IGP acted within his power  when, on January 17,  he approved two police vehicles; a Toyota Sienna bus, with registration No. NPF NPF 2406D and a Toyota Hiace bus, with reg. No. NPF 3363D to the ADC of  wife of the president, SP Sani M Baba-Inna for  operational reasons  and not to the person of the wife of the president or for her personal use, as alleged by Misau’. All the allegations made by Misau are baseless, untrue and done in bad faith.”

A copy of the document filed in court by the IGP and the  AGF, which was sighted, showed that the request for a Sienna vehicle and a Toyota Hiace Bus for the first lady was indeed addressed to Ibrahim Idris and signed by the ADC to the President’s wife, Sani Baba-Inna.

The request which was contained in a letter which was dated January 17, 2017 was officially approved the following day by the IGP in a handwritten minute approving the purchase of two jeeps.

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha has also denied the claims of the Bauchi Central Senatorial District lawmaker, Misau that she received two SUV from the IGP.   (The Sun)

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I Released Cars For Aisha Buhari’s Security, IGP, Ibrahim Replies Misau |RN

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         Senator Isa Misau; Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

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The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, said on Thursday that he released two cars for the security of the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, and not for her personal use as alleged by the lawmaker representing the Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Senator Isa Misau.

Idris, who spoke through the police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, said he released a Toyota Sienna and Hiace bus to the aide-de-camp to the wife of the President, and not to the President’s wife.

A statement signed by Moshood on Thursday, read, “It is within the powers of the IG as stated above that when on January 17, 2017, SP Sani Baba-Inna, the ADC  to the wife of the President requested two vehicles for police personnel for convoy movement and security purposes, two vehicles, Toyota Sienna Bus with Reg. No. NPF 2406D and Toyota Hiace Bus with Reg. No. NPF 3363D, were approved by the Inspector-General of Police to the ADC, wife of the President, SP Sani Baba-Inna, for the purposes requested and not to the person of the wife of the President or for her personal use as alleged by Misau.”

Misau had on Wednesday, while appearing before the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Investigation of Various Allegations Levelled Against the Police, the Inspector-General of Police and the Police Service Commission probing his allegations against the IG, claimed that the President’s wife requested and received two Toyota Prado SUVs from the police boss for her personal use.

Misau had told the committee, “I still have some contract papers that the IG himself submitted to the court, where the First Lady through her aide-de-camp requested a Toyota Hiace and a Sienna jeep. The same day that the ADC wrote, the IG minuted that she should be given two jeeps. And it is not part of the appropriation. If you look at the appropriation, there is nowhere they said the First Lady should be given two jeeps.”

Before the IG’s reaction, Mrs. Buhari had earlier on Thursday denied receiving cars from the IG, stressing that she still used her personal cars and that there was no truth in the claim by the senator.

In a statement by her Director of Information, Suleiman Haruna, she said there was no truth in the allegation.

The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to the news being widely circulated and attributed to a member of the Senate that two SUVs from the Inspector-General of Police were given to the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, personally.

“The wife of the President wants to make it clear that since the assumption of office of her husband as the President of Nigeria, she did not receive these mentioned vehicles.

“Furthermore, the vehicles she is still using belong to the family and were the ones used during the campaign for 2015 elections including the one for her entourage.”

But the controversy surrounding the cars assumed a new dimension on Thursday evening when Misau denied indicting Aisha Buhari, alleging that it was the IG that dropped the President wife’s name.

Misau, in a statement issued in Abuja, stated that Idris dropped Mrs Buhari’s name in the documents tendered by the police boss in the suit filed against the lawmaker by the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation on behalf of the Federal Government.

The senator noted that he only made reference to the details in the papers submitted by the IG.

The statement read, “I am constrained to make this press release without prejudice to the pending charge against me and the mandate of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Various Allegations Against the Police and the Police Service Commission, so as to dissuade any misconceptions or innuendoes that may unwittingly be read into my comments before the committee at its sitting of the Wednesday, 25th October, 2017.

“For the avoidance of doubt, I did not make any allegation against the person of the highly revered wife of the President; my comments in addressing the committee were to the effect of referencing court documents filed in the charge against me before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory by the Inspector-General of Police and the Attorney General of the Federation, with charge no: CR/ 345/17.

“The said documents which form part of the proof of evidence to the charge are correspondence between the Inspector-General of Police and the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federation; the Chief of Staff to the President; the Director, National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies; the Aide-De-Camp to the wife of the President; and the Chief Personal Security Officer to the President.

He added, “It was indeed a shock to me as I am sure it is to other Nigerians, to see such private and confidential documents with all the minutes of the President and other top government officials carelessly displayed in the public by the Inspector-General of Police in manifest breach of official Secrecy.

“The motive for displaying these documents is no doubt suspicious, given that they have little or no bearing on the matter of inappropriate practices within the Police.

“My submission before the Senate ad hoc committee was simply to call the attention of members as well as the general public to how the IGP is unethically dropping names through filing of secret documents so as to rope these top-ranking innocent personalities into the case. The IGP is the one who submitted the official documents mentioning the names of the respected personalities, not me. I believe I need to make this clarification.” (Punch)

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Falsehood Case: Sen. Misau Docked, Granted N5m Bail |The Republican News

From: Godwin Tsa, Abuja‎

Sen. Isah Misau representing, Bauchi Central Senatorial District, was on Thursday, docked before High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), at Maitama, for making “injurious falsehood” against the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris and the Nigerian Police Force.

The senator, who was arraigned on a five-count charge, pleaded not guilty before the Chief Judge, Justice Ishaq Bello, and was granted bail to the tune of N5million with two sureties in like sum.

After the charges were read to him, the federal lawmaker moved an application through his counsel, Godwin Obla (SAN), to be granted bail on self-recognizance.

He told the court that he would be available to defend all the allegations made against him by the Federal government.

In addition, Misua told the court that he appeared before the court voluntarily to face the charges.

The Director of Public Prosecution, Mr. Salihu Bakun who represented the Federal government said he was not opposed to the bail request. Consequently, Justice Bello granted the bail application, even as he fixed November 28 for trial.

The Federal government had in the charge marked FCT/HC/CR/345/2017 and signed by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, listed some of the “injurious falsehood” it said the defendant made, to include allegations that police officers paid as much as N2.5million to get special promotion and posting through the Police Service Commission.

The charge is perceived to be a direct fallout of allegations Misau who himself is a retired Deputy Superintendent of Police, made against the Inspector General of Police.

The senator was charged for alleging that the police boss diverted money meant for the purchase of Armoured Personnel Carriers, Sport Utility Vehicles and other exotic cars.

He was also alleged to have falsely accused the IGP of making almost half of the mobile commanders in the country the people of his Nupe extraction.

The lawmaker, aside accusing the IGP of instituting roadblocks across Nigeria with the purpose of extorting money from unsuspecting motorists, equally alleged that the police boss had sexual affair with female police officers.

Misau further alleged that the IGP collects illegal fees by way of security protections given to corporate organizations, eminent citizens and oil companies running into billions of Naira.

The AGF maintained that the the lawmaker had by his action utterances, committed an offence contrary to Section 393(1) of the Penal Code. FG equally filed another seven-count charge against the lawmaker before the Federal High Court in Abuja. In the second seven-count charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/170/2017, FG alleged that Misau falsely declared his age in affidavits he deposed to at FCT High Court and the Bauchi State Health Management Board Birth Certificate. He was said to have submitted the false documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission in 2011 and 2014.

Meanwhile, some of the charges against Misau read: “That you, lsah Hamman Misau of Hamman Misau Residence, Turaki Street, Misau, Bauchi State, on or about August 10, 2017, at Abuja and other part of Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did make a false statement of fact to wit: that police officers pay as much as two million, five hundred thousand naira (N2.5 million) to get special promotion and posting through the Police Service Commission as published in the Daily Trust Newspaper dated August 10, 2017, knowing that such false statement of fact would harm the reputation of Mr. Ibrahim Kpotun ldris (the serving Inspector-General of Police), the Nigeria Police Force and the Police Service Commission and you thereby committed an offence.

“That you, Isah Hamman Misau of Hamman Misau Residence, Turaki Street, Misau, Bauchi State, on or about October 5, 2017, at Abuja and other part of Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did make a false statement of fact to wit: that about ten billion naira (N10 billion) is being received by the Inspector-General of Police on a monthly basis from oil companies, banks, hotels and individuals as bribes for police protection and that is why you see people of dubious character with sirens in the country which said false statement of fact was aired in the Channels Television programme tagged ‘Politics Today’ on August 27, 2017, and published in the Daily Trust Newspaper dated October 5, 2017, knowing that such false statement of fact would harm the reputation of Mr. Ibrahim Kpotun Idris (the serving Inspector-General of Police), the Nigeria Police Force and the Police Service Commission and you thereby committed an offence.

“That you, Isah Hamman Misau of Hamman Misau Residence, Turaki Street, Misau, Bauchi State, on or about October 5, 2017 at Abuja and other part of Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did make a false statement of fact to wit: that the Inspector-General of Police diverted money meant for the purchase of Armoured Personnel Carriers for the purchase of SUVs or exotic cars which said false statement of fact was aired in the Channels Television programme tagged ‘Politics Today’ on the August 27, 2017, and published in the Daily Trust Newspaper dated October 5, 2017, knowing that such false statement of fact would harm the reputation of Mr. Ibrahim Kpotun Idris (the serving Inspector-General of Police) and the Nigeria Police Force and you thereby committed an offence.

“That you, Isah Hamman Misau of Hamman Misau Residence, Turaki Street, Misau, Bauchi State, on or about October 5, 2017, at Abuja and other part of Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did make a false statement of fact to wit: that the incumbent Inspector-General of Police, based on available records, series of petitions and reports from insiders, has no capacity to run the police just like the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, the IGP Mike Okiro, who also lacks similar capacity going by N300m scam and others hanging on his neck since 2011 during the presidential primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, where he served as the head of the security committee, which said false statement of fact was published in the THISDAY Newspaper and The Punch Newspaper both dated August 26, 2017, knowing that such false statement of fact would harm the reputation of Mr. Ibrahim Kpotun ldris (the serving Inspector-General of Police), retired IGP Mike Okiro, the Nigeria Police Force and the Police Service Commission and you thereby committed an offence

“That you, Isah Hamman Misau of Hamman Misau Residence, Turaki Street, Misau, Bauchi State, on or about October 5, 2017, at Abuja and other part of Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did make a false statement of fact to wit: that about ten billion naira (N10,000,000,000.00) is being received by the Inspector-General of Police on a monthly basis from oil companies, banks, hotels and individuals as bribes for police protection and that is why you see people of dubious character with sirens in the country, which said false statement of fact was aired in the Channels Television programme tagged ‘Politics Today’ on August 27, 2017 and published in the Daily Trust Newspaper dated October 5, 2017, knowing that such false statement of fact would harm the reputation of Mr. Ibrahim Kpotun Idris (the serving Inspector-General of Police), the Nigeria Police Force and the Police Service Commission and you thereby committed an offence.”    (The Sun)

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