APC stalwart in trouble over false allegation against Bauchi gov

• Arraigned, remanded in prison

For alleged false accusation against Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir, a stalwart of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state, Umaru Maifata has run into trouble and has been dragged to court by State Police Command on Thursday.

While arraigning the politician before the Chief Magistrate Court, 11 the Police accused him of allegedly making a false accusation on a Radio program against the Bauchi Governor, Sen Bala Mohammed.

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The FIR was filed before the Chief Magistrate by the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Ayuba Danladi on behalf of the State Commissioner of Police told the court that Mai Fata alleged that Bala Mohammed took the sum of N1 billion from government coffers to fund the recent governorship election in Bayelsa State where he served as Chairman of the PDP Campaign Committee.

During the sitting, Counsel to the accused, Barrister Usman Bappha asked the court to give him five minutes to go out and bring some legal documents for their defence.

However, after 30 minutes when the lawyer failed to return to the courtroom, the prosecutor urged the court to adjourn the hearing until when the defence Counsel is around.

In her ruling, the presiding Chief Magistrate, Safiya Doma adjourned sitting to 23rd December 2019 and also ordered that the accused person be remanded in prison custody till the next adjourned date.

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