Police IG Scandal: Court adjourns Misau’s trial

Isa Misau [Photo Credit: Concise News]

The Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja Division, has adjourned its hearing into an application filed by the senator representing Bauchi State Senatorial District, Isa Misau, seeking the compulsory appearance of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, in his trial.

Mr. Misau, a former police officer, is facing trial for alleged dissemination of falsehood against Mr. Idris.

He is also accused of faking his retirement letter from the police before engaging in active politics.

The office of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, filed a five-count charge against the defendant after the police under Mr. Idris accused Mr. Misau of the offences.

The police service commission however cleared Mr. Misau of being a deserter from the Force.

The allegations by the police chief came shortly after Mr. Misau accused Mr. Idris of receiving bribes worth millions of naira from police officers and engagement in sexual misconduct.

Both Mr. Idris and Mr. Misau have since been engaged in war of words over the development.

Mr. Misau’s lawyer, Joshua Musa, had asked the court to order the appearance of Mr. Idris as a defence witness saying his client had a constitutional right to invite any person deemed necessary to prove his innocence.

The case had earlier been adjourned till December 5, but was further postponed because the judge, Ishaq Bello, did not sit on Tuesday.

The case was subsequently adjourned till January 15.

The court is also expected to decide on an application by the prosecution to amend Mr. Misau’s charge from five to seven-count on the next adjourned date.


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  • Ubong

    Please could any honest and de_ politicised Nigeria enlighten me on whu this Nigeria AGF should be involved in a case of allegations and countet allegations between two private Nigerian citizens . Why prompted him to decide to institute this case to sipport private citizen Idris and not private citizen Maisu. Above all why is our President still retaining this horrible AGF ad the chief law officer of Nigeria. How are we sure the 419 actions and arrest and harrassment of tnose judges were not maliciously orchestrated by this horrible AGF to scored cheap vendetta against his perceived enemies as alleged by many of the harrassed judges. Mainagate scandals and his clear lies on natjonal television by tbis horrible AGF is enough for the President to ask him to step aside.its becoming embarrassing to have him as chief law officer of Nigeria.