The police on Thursday arraigned one Mr Umar Mai- Fata before Chief Magistrate Court 11, Bauchi for allegedly making injurious and false accusation against the governor of the state, Bala Muhammad, while speaking in a radio programme.
Police prosecutor Insp, Ayuba Danladi filed the suit on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, Phillip Maku.
Mr Danladi told the court that Mr Mai-Fata alleged that Muhammad took N1 billion from the state government’s coffers to fund the Nov. 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.
Mr Bappha, however, failed to return to the courtroom after 30 minutes of waiting, prompting Doma to adjourn hearing on the matter till Dec. 23, 2019 and ordered that the accused to be remanded in a correctional facility.