Police call on lawmakers to release Senator Misau for questioning
- Misau is accused by police of being a lying ex-officer who did not leave the force properly
- The police wants Nigerian Senate to release the lawmaker for questioning in order to answer for allegations of forgery
- The Force says Misau does not qualify to be a senator because his name is still on the police register
Senator Isa Hamman Misau representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly has been declared wanted for questioning by the Nigeria Police Force.
Reports say the police want to speak with Misau over alleged forgery and desertion from the force among other things.
Misau’s trouble began after he told National Assembly Correspondents on Friday, August 25 that there is huge corruption in the police involving payments for special security services to corporate bodies, oil firms and highly placed citizens in the country.
The lawmaker also accused Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris of being involved in high-level extortion.
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But police spokesman Jimoh Moshood says Misau’s accusations are all false.
Moshood said: “His real name in the Police is DSP Mohammed Isa Hamman, with Police number AP No. 57300. He is still a Police Officer and not a Senator because his name is still in the Police Service.
“Senate will do the nation good by asking him to return to the Nigeria Police Force to face disciplinary committee and answer all the charges bordering on serious misconduct, unprofessional wrong doings as earlier contained in our press statement released today.
“We want the public to know that he is not fit and proper to be a Senator of the federal republic of Nigeria; because that purported retirement letter he displayed today was forged.
“All DSP Hamman was saying were cheap blackmail, distraction and deliberate acts to derail investigation.
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“So the force will want the Senate Ethics and Privileges committee which we have confidence and trust into see reason to ask him to dress up in his police uniform to come and appear before police disciplinary committee to answer charges against him.
“The IGP has no use to distractions DSP Hamman is instituting before the public, and no matter the position any person is, once he or she runs afoul of the law, he will be made to answer the charges.”
Recall that Legit.ng had reported on Friday, August 25 that the police high command submitted a petition to the senate to order its committee on ethics and privileges to probe Senator Isah Misau, representing Bauchi central.
The police made this demand as result of allegation by the senator accusing its engagement in high level corruption in the recent promotion exercise.
Legit.ng gathered this in statement signed by Jimoh Moshood, Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) in Abuja, on Thursday, August 24.
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