The Federal Government has amended the charges of spreading injurious falsehood preferred against the senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Isah Misau.
- Senator Misau, a former police officer had accused the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris of corruption.
- The Senator had alleged that some top officers pay millions of Naira to get special promotions from the IGP.
- He also alleged that IGP Idris collects bribe from organisations where policemen are deployed to provide security.
- After the allegations, the Police had declared him a deserter, an allegation he later proved false, after submitting his resignation letter.
- Recently, Misau also accused Idris of impregnating Policewomen and promoting them.
- The Federal Government later sued Misau for spreading ‘injurious falsehood’.
What is happening:
The prosecution through its newly-hired private prosecuting counsel, Dr. Alex Izinyon (SAN), informed the court on November 28 that he intended to amend the five counts instituted against Misau.
Misau’s lawyer, Joshua Musa, had in response, told the court that he would oppose the prosecution’s move to amend the charges.
However, the prosecution filed amended charges together with a motion seeking the court’s leave to amend the charges by adding to the original five.
The prosecution split two of the original five counts into four to make the amended seven counts.
Justice Ishaq Bello, who is the Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, had on November 28, fixed Tuesday for the hearing of the prosecution’s motion.