Court Grants Senator Misau Bail to Sum of N5m

The Senator representing Bauchi Central in the upper chamber, Isah Misau, was Thursday granted bail to the tune of N5m, with two sureties in like sum.
The Senator, who accused the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, was granted bail after he was arraigned by the office the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
He was on alleged on a five-count charge bordering on injurious falsehood against the IGP, and the Chairman, Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro.
After the arraignment on Thursday, Justice Ishaq Bello of the FCT High Court, who granted Misau bail bond at N5m with two reliable sureties each in like sum.
Misau’s counsel, Godwin Obla had earlier prayed the court to grant the Senator bail on self recognition.
The Judge declined, adding: “I am not considering the request made by the learned SAN.
“It has now become customary that anytime senior citizens are arraigned in the court and are granted bail on self-recognizance, they suddenly realise that they have the need to engage in some personal trips outside.
“And sometimes they stay for a long period of time and such cases will be delayed because of their absence.’’
Justice Bello therefore urged that Senator Misau be admitted to bail with the sum N5m and two reasonable sureties in like sum.
He adjourned the case to November 28 and 29 for hearing.
The Federal Government filed two separate charges against the Senator on October 12.
The suits followed the disagreement between the Senator and the IGP.
The police had declared Misau a deserter after he accused the IG of collecting money from police officers before they are posted.
He also accused Idris of collecting money from oil companies and banks where police officers are sent to provide security.
He also accused of impregnating a female Police officer and giving her accelerated promotion.
However, the police accused Misau of forging false documents comprising affidavits and declaration of age he deposed to at the Bauchi State Health Management Board birth certificate and FCT High Court.
He was said to have submitted these documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 2011 and 2014 when he ran for public office.
The Senator is also accused of making false statements that police officers pay N2.5m to get special promotion and posting and also claiming that N10bn is being received by Idris from oil companies and banks.
The offences are said to be 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.
The suit against Misau is coming a few days after the Senate set up an ad hoc committee to probe the Senator’s claims against Idris.

Author: News Editor

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