The Federal Government, on Tuesday, amended the criminal charge it preferred against Senator Isah Misau before an Abuja High Court at Maitama by increasing the counts from five to seven.
Two new allegations were levelled against the lawmaker on a day the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, engaged a private prosecutor to handle the case on behalf of the government.
Misau who is representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, is facing trial for making “injurious falsehood” against the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mr. Ibrahim Idris and the Nigerian Police Force.
FG had in the charge marked FCT/HC/CR/345/2017, listed some of the “injurious falsehood” it said the defendant made, to include allegations that police officers paid as much as N2.5million to get special promotion and posting through the Police Service Commission.
The charge was a direct fallout of allegations Misau who himself is a retired Deputy Superintendent of Police, raised against the IGP. Misau was charged for alleging that the police boss diverted money meant for the purchase of Armoured Personnel Carriers, Sport Utility Vehicles and other exotic cars. He was said to have falsely accused the IGP of making almost half of the mobile commanders in the country the people of his Nupe extraction. The lawmaker, aside accusing the IGP of instituting roadblocks accross Nigeria with the purpose of extorting money from unsuspecting motorists, equally alleged that the police boss had sexual affair with female police officers. Misau further alleged that the IGP collects illegal fees by way of security protections given to corporate organizations, eminent citizens and oil companies running into billions of Naira.