Senator accusing Police IG of corruption gets bail

Isa Misau [Photo Credit: Concise News]

Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday granted bail to Senator Isah Misau on self-recognisance.

She however, ordered that the lawmaker should deposit his international passport with the Chief Registrar of the Court and can apply whenever he needs it.

Justice Chikere adjourned the matter until January 21 for hearing.

Mr. Misau, who represents Bauchi Central Senatorial District, was arraigned by the Nigerian government for accusing police Inspector General, Ibrahim Idris, of corruption and other misdeed.

At the resumed hearing, the prosecuting counsel, Saleh Hadi, from the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation(AGF), informed the court of the amended charges filed.

Mr. Hadi said the amended charges had been filed and he had affixed seal as ordered by the court on the last adjourned date.

He further applied for the charges to be read to the defendant to enable him take his plea.

When the charges were read to Mr. Misau, he pleaded not guilty to the amended 10-count charge against him.

The defence counsel, Uchena Ogbunabo, who held brief for Paul Erokoro(SAN), immediately prayed the court to grant the defendant bail on liberal terms and in self-recognisance.

The request was not opposed by the prosecutor.



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  • MilitaryPolice01 [Joint Chief]

    That Misau was actually docked is preposterous, a terrible shame for a govt that lays claim to anti corruption and the accompanying whistle blowing as its signature milestones.

  • Ubong

    My only question is why is this corrupt AGF Malami making mockery of AGF office and civil socoety groups and non partisan lawyers are keeping quiet. Why would federal government of Nigeria be blindly led by a man not fit to be nation AGF to back one private Nigerian against the other. Maisu accused ibrahim Idris personally of being corrupt and not Nigeria police. It has nothing to do with federal government, just like dismissed SGF was alleged to have commented infractions as then SGF. Buhari should please put aside undue relationship and show leadership and wilm power in most of this embarrassing abused of offices by his aides

  • Isyaku Muhammad

    Clueless Sen.
    It’s what the people of Bauchi Central sent you to do in the Senate?

  • Hinds Peter

    Well the judge is very kind that he could apply to get back his passport.Some judges would take away his passport altogether.Peter Carlos Hinds.Commander.Barbados.

  • Hinds Peter

    If you could go around and at random make people do community work.Then you could go around and at random jail people too.Peter Carlos Hinds.Commander.Barbados.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    So, rather than investigate Misau’s weighty allegations against banjiba IGP, he (Misau) is being persecuted by the AGF? Just shows that certificate forger and perjurer Muhammadu Buhari is merely paying lip service to the war against corruption.