The Federal Government has Tuesday filed charges against Senator Isah Hamman Misau (APC Bauchi Central). The charges were filed by office of the Attorney General of the Federation.
In a two-count charge brought before the Federal High Court, Abuja, the senator is accused of making and uttering false documents, which he allegedly submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 2011 and 2015.
In another five-count charge, Misau is accused of making “injurious falsehood” against Ibrahim Idris, Inspector General of Police, chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC) Mike Okiro and the Nigeria Police in various newspaper publications.
The false documents Misau allegedly made and uttered are: “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),” and a similar document for 2015 election (INEC Form C. F. 2015).
Others are: “A statutory declaration of age, deposed to at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in December 2014” and “Bauchi State Health Management Board Birth Certificate Registration No: 28799.”
Misau is said to have, by his alleged conduct, committed offences punishable under Section 1(2)(C) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap 17 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under the same section of the Act.
The Senator has been at loggerheads with the IG, who he accused of engaging in corrupt practices.
The IG has also described him as a deserter wanted by the Police.