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IGP: FG amends charges against Misau

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-Misau alleged of falsely claiming that the IGP was receiving about N10bn from several companies and individuals.

Misau VS IGP: FG amends charges against Bauchi Senator

The Federal Government has amended the charges against the Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Isah Misau, who was accused of making injurious falsehood against the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

Naija News recalls  that Senator Misau was previously arraigned before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, Abuja on 19th October, on five a count charge bordering on  spreading  injurious falsehood against the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the Nigerian Police Force, the Police Service Commission and its Chairman, Mike Okiro.

The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation had on October 10, 2017 filed the original five counts marked FCT/HC/CR/345/2017, against Misau alleging him of falsely claiming in print and on electronic media that police officers allegedly paid about N2.5m to get special promotion and posting through the PSC.

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The FG accused Misau of falsely alleging that the IGP was collecting about N10bn from oil companies, hotels, banks, and individuals as bribe for police protection.

Misau was also accused of have falsely alleging that the IGP diverted funds stipulated for  acquiring Armoured Personnel Carriers to purchase Sport Utility Vehicles or other exotic cars.

He was also accused of falsely claiming that the IGP made almost half of the mobile commanders in the country the people of his Nupe extraction.

The offences have been said to be contravene section 393(1) of the Penal Code.


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