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Senator Who Accused IGP Of Fraud & S*xual Recklessness Charged To Court

The Federal Government has, through the Office of Attorney General of the Federation, filed two sets of charges against the Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Isah Misau.

One of the two sets of charges, that is filed before the High Court of the FCT in Abuja, stemmed from the running battle between Misau and the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris.

The prosecution preferred against Senator Misau, who's a retired Deputy Superintendent of Police, five counts of making “injurious falsehood” against IGP Idris and the Nigeria Police Force based on various allegations of corruption made by the senator.

Part of the allegations by Misau, considered injurious to the IGP and the Nigeria Police Force, was that police officers allegedly paid as much as N2.5m to get special promotion and posting through the Police Service Commission.

The senator also accused the IGP of diverting money meant for purchase of Armoured Personnel Carriers, Sport Utility Vehicles and other exotic cars.

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

The offences committed by the senator were said to be contrary to Section 393(1) of the Penal Code.

In another set of charges, the prosecution preferred seven counts of making and “uttering” false documents comprising affidavits, statutory declaration of age deposed to at FCT High Court and the Bauchi State Health Management Board Birth Certificate, which he allegedly submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission in 2011 and 2014.

Looks like the days ahead will be rough for the Senator.