Prosecutors have arraigned a Federal lawmaker, senator Isah Misau at an Abuja high court on charges of injurious falsehood against the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, a former inspector general of police and chairman of the police service commission, chief mike Okiro and the Nigerian police.
Misau was arraigned on a five count charge of dissemination of falsehood and against the person of the inspector general Ibrahim Idris, the police service commission and the Nigerian police force, between August and October 2017.
When the charges were read to the lawmaker, he pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
Misau, a former police officer accused the inspector general of police, of taking bribes from police officers to promote them. He alleged that the monies collected illegally by the police boss amounted to billions of naira.
Responding, the Inspector General denied the allegation and instead accused senator Misau of deserting the Police.
The Police Service Commission later waded into the matter by saying that the lawmaker resigned properly from the force.