Senator Missau under fire as FG drags him to court

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The case of who pays the piper dictate the tune is playing out as the Federal Government has dragged Senator Hamman Isah Missau to the court for allegedly making injurious statement against he Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

The FG on Wednesday, through the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has filed two separate fraud charges against Senator Hamman Isa Misau representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District.

National Daily recalls that Senator Misau had accused the IGP of collecting N2.5m to give special promotion and posting through the Police Service Commission (PSC).

Besides, the IGP was said to have been having sexual romance with junior officers leading to impregnating one of them and swiftly carried out secret marriage.

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In a swift reaction,  the police authority through its spokesperson, CSP Jimoh Moshood told the world that Senator Missau had absconded from the force, in addition to forging his retirement letter.

However, the senior state counsel, Mr. Aminu Akilu,  in two separate charges, one being a seven count charge at the Federal High Court in Abuja and the other being a five-counts at the FCT High Court accused the senator of making injurious statements against the IGP.

The charge read in part: “That you, lsah Hamman Misau of Hamman Misau Residence, Turaki Street, Misau, Bauchi State, on or about August 10, 2017, at Abuja and other part of Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did make a false statement of fact to wit: that police officers pay as much as two million, five hundred thousand naira (N2.5m) to get special promotion and posting through the Police Service Commission as published in the Daily Trust Newspaper dated August 10, 2017, knowing that such false statement of fact would harm the reputation of Mr. Ibrahim Kpotun ldris (the serving Inspector-General of Police), the Nigeria Police Force and the Police Service Commission and you thereby committed an offense.

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“That you, Isah Hamman Misau of Hamman Misau Residence, Turaki Street, Misau, Bauchi State, on or about October 5, 2017, at Abuja and other part of Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did make a false statement of fact to wit: that about ten billion naira (N10bn) is being received by the Inspector-General of Police on a monthly basis from oil companies, banks, hotels and individuals as bribes for police protection and that is why you see people of dubious character with sirens in the country which said false statement of fact was aired in the Channels Television programme tagged ‘Politics Today’ on August 27, 2017, and published in the Daily Trust Newspaper dated October 5, 2017, knowing that such false statement of fact would harm the reputation of Mr. Ibrahim Kpotun Idris (the serving Inspector-General of Police), the Nigeria Police

“That you, lsah Hamman Misau of Hamman Misau Residence, Turaki Street, Misau, Bauchi State on or about January 28, 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, Isah Hamman Misau of Hamman Misau Residence, Turaki Street, Misau, Bauchi State, on or about December 16, 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.

“That you, Isah Hamman Misau of Hamman Misau Residence, Turaki Street, Misau, Bauchi State, on or about December 15, 2014, at the Independent National Electoral Commission Headquarters, Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did utter a false document to wit: a Statutory Declaration of Age deposed to at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on December 15, 2014, by submitting same 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.”

The Social Media is however buzzing with reactions from Nigerians who believe that the FG is putting a dent on its anti-corruption war by going against the Senator rather than investigate the allegations against the top cop and make findings public.

This is particularly unhealthy for the administration as it has come under serious criticisms lately for turning a blind eye to allegations of corruption against its officials.

It remains to be seen how the Senator untangles himself from this development.

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