Corruption Allegations Against IG: FG Charges Sen. Misau With Falsehood

The Federal Government, Tuesday, filed charges against Senator Isah Hamman Misau, who has been having a running battle with the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
Misau, who represents Bauchi Central on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had accused the IGP of corrupt practices and last week claimed Idris impregnated a female Officer and gave her accelerated promotion as against the ethics of the Force.
The lawmaker had also accused the IGP of allegedly diverting money meant for the purchase of Armoured Personnel Carriers, Sport Utility Vehicles and other exotic cars, among other allegations.
And the IG also label Misau a deserter who did not retire properly from the Nigerian Police.
The suit, marked FCT/HC/CR/345/2017, filed before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja, through the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, accused Misau, among others, of making and uttering false documents, which he allegedly submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 2011 and 2015.
In a another five-count charge, Senator Misau was accused of making “injurious falsehood” against the IG and the chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC) Mike Okiro and the Nigeria Police in various newspaper publications.
The said false documents Misau allegedly made and uttered are: “personal particulars of persons seeking election to the office/membership of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (INEC Form C. F. 001/2011),” and a similar document for 2015 election (INEC Form C. F. 2015).
Others are: “A statutory declaration of age, deposed to at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in December 2014” and “Bauchi State Health Management Board Birth Certificate Registration No: 28799.”
Misau, in the seven-count charge, is said to have, by his alleged conduct, committed offences punishable under Section 1(2)(C) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap 17 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under the same section of the Act.
The charge reads as follows:
“That you lsah Hamman Misau of Hamman Misau residence, Turaki Street, Misau, Bauchi State on or about 28th january 2011 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did make a false document to wit: Affidavit in support of personal particulars of persons seeking election to the office/membership of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria [INEC FORM C.F. 001/2011) which you submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission knowing it to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(2)(c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap M17, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under the same section of the Act;
“That you lsah Hamman Misau of Hamman Misau residence, Turaki Street, Misau, Bauchi “State on or about 28’h january 2011 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did utter a false document to wit: Affidavit in Support of Personal Particulars of Persons seeking election to the Office/Membership of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (INEC FORM C.F. 001/2011) which you submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission knowing it to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(2)(c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap M17, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under the same section of the Act;
“That you lsah Hamman Misau of Hamman Misau residence, Turaki Street, Misau, Bauchi State on or about 16th December 2014 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did make a false document to wit: Affidavit in Support of Personal Particulars of Persons seeking election to the Office/Membership of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria {INEC FORM C.F. 001/2015) which you submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission knowing it to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(2)(c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap M17, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under the same section of the Act;
“That you Isah Hamman Misau of Hamman Misau residence, Turaki Street, Misau, Bauchi State on or about 16th December 2014 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did utter a false document to wit: Affidavit in Support of Personal Particulars of Persons seeking election to the office/membership of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (INEC FORM C.F. 001/2015) which you submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission knowing it to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(2)(c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap M17, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under the same section of the Act;” among other charges.

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