- Senator Hamma Isah Misau says the law suit instituted against him by the FG was done because of his allegations against the Inspector General of Police
- The lawmaker faults the government for failing to serve him with the charge sheet on the suit
- The inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris, files a suit against the Senate before the high court in Abuja
Senator Hamma Isah Misau who was recently charged to court by the federal government for allegedly spreading injurious falsehood against the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, has expressed his readiness to defend himself in court.
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The senator said the law suit instituted against him by the federal government was done because he called for a probe of the office of the inspector general of police (IGP), over suspected corrupt practices, Daily Trust.
Speaking through his lawyer, Godwin Obla (SAN), the lawmaker said the court was right to have declined the government’s request for a court summons to compel his appearance in court when he had not been served with the charge sheet.
Obla said: "The senator, in line with our counsel, visited the registry of the High Court of the FCT, Abuja and magnanimously undertook to receive service of the copy of the charge, even though, the prosecution ought to bear that burden, but was shocked to the marrow that no one copy was left in the file of the court for service on the accused."
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Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, on Thursday, October 12, filed a suit before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja against the Senate.
He was seeking an order restraining the Senate and Senate president Bukola Saraki from going ahead with their plan to investigate allegations of malpractices against him.
The IGP had denied the allegations against him, most of which were brought up by the lawmaker representing Bauchi Central senatorial district, Isah Misau.
Misau had accused the IG of collecting about N10 billion monthly from some firms and highly-placed Nigerians for giving them security cover.
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