From left: Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisaki; Minister of Defence, retired Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali and the Chairman Senate Committee on Defence, Sen. Isah Misau, at a Stakeholders Meeting on the review of the Armed Forces Act 2017 in Abuja on Tuesday (30/5/17).NAN

The Federal Government has sued Senator Isah Misau (APC-Bauchi Central) for allegedly making false statements against the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Mike Okiro and the Nigeria Police.

The lawmaker has been at loggerheads with Idris, whom he accused, among others, of engaging in corrupt practices.

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In the seven-count charge filed on Tuesday, Misau is accused of submitting false documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 2011 and 2015.

The senator was accused of presenting false information in the following documents: ”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, in the seven-count charge filed by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, 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.