-The ammended charge sheet lack NBA’s stamp indicating irregualiry -Misau’s lawyer
Court adjourns Misau’s trial till December 12, due to irregularities.
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has today, Tuesday adjourned the trial of the Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Isah Misau, till December 12.
Misua was indicted on charges of making false documents.
The presiding Judge, Justice Anwuli Chikere adjourned the case, following the defence counsel, Mr. Joshua Musa’s (SAN), opposition of the arraignment of the senator on the grounds of an irregularity observed on the charge sheet.
According to the to the defence counsel, the lack of the Nigerian Bar Association’s stamp pasted to the charges, indicates an irregularity under Rule 10 of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners.
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Musa went on to reference the authority of the Supreme Court in Yaki Vs Bagudu 2015 to back his argument.
He said, “There is an irregularity on the face of the charge, it will be dangerous for the defendant to take his plea.”
Responding to Musa’s statement, the prosecution counsel led by Mr. Saleh Barkun of the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, stated that it was needless to stamp the amended charges since the old charges had the NBA stamp.
After hearing both sides, Justice Chikere agreed with the defence and adjourned the case, ordering the prosecuting counsel to address the irregularity before the next day.
She then adjourned until December 12 for arraignment.
Source: Naija News