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Police arraign man over comment on Bauchi Governor

By News Desk

The Police has arraigned one Umar Mai-Fata before Chief Magistrate Court 11 sitting in Bauchi for allegedly making injurious and false accusation against Bauchi State Governor, Bala Muhammad, while speaking in a radio programme.

Police prosecutor, Ayuba Danladi, who filed the suit on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, Phillip Maku, arraigned the suspect on Thursday.

Danladi told the court that Mai-Fata alleged that Muhammad took N1 billion from the state government’s coffers to fund the November 16 Bayelsa governorship poll where he served as the Chairman of the PDP campaign committee.

The Presiding Magistrate, Safiya Doma gave counsel to the respondent, Usman Bappha five minutes to present evidence of citations he quoted while defending the accused.

Bappha, however, failed to return to the courtroom after 30 minutes of waiting, prompting Doma to adjourn hearing on the matter till December 23 and ordered that the accused to be remanded in a correctional facility.

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