Senator Misau granted bail, case adjourned till next year

Senator Isah Misau was granted bail on self-recognition by Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday.

She, however, ordered that the defendant deposit his passport with the Chief Registrar of the Court and can apply whenever he needs it.

Justice Chikere adjourned the matter until January 21 for hearing.

Misau, who represents Bauchi Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, was arraigned on an amended 10-count bordering on forgery and other related offences.

At the resumed hearing, the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Saleh Hadi, from the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, informed the court of the amended charges filed.

Hadi said the amended charges had been filed and he had affixed seal as ordered by the court on the last adjourned date.

He further applied for the charges to be read to the defendant to enable him to take his plea.

When the charges were read to Misau, he pleaded not guilty to the amended 10 counts preferred against him.

The defence counsel, Uchena Ogbunabo, who held brief for Mr. Paul Erokoro (SAN), immediately prayed the court to grant the defendant bail on liberal terms and on self-recognition.

The request was not opposed by the prosecutor.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that on November 7, the court adjourned Misau’s arraignment after an irregularity was pointed out by his counsel.

The counsel had told the judge that the amended 10-count was defective, because there was no seal on it, in line with Order 10, rules 1,2,3 of the Federal High Court.

Source: (NAN)