Isa Misau, the controversial Bauchi Senator in a running battle with Nigeria’s Police chief, has taken to twitter to seek to turn the table on Inspector-General of Police Idris Ibrahim
This time, he is claiming it was the Police boss who dragged First Lady Aisha Buhari’s name into their beef by filing secret government documents in court.
Misau had been quoted, while facing a Senate Committee, as saying the Police chief gave two cars to Mrs. Buhari; a claim the Police High Command swiftly denied, saying the vehicles were meant for the performance of the official duties of her Aide de Camp (ADC)
He tweeted: “For the avoidance of doubt, I did not make any allegations against the person of the highly revered wife of the President, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari.
“In addressing the committee (of the Senate), my comments referenced court documents filed in charge CR/345/17 against me at the Federal High Court by IGP Idris.
“IGP Idris leaked correspondence with Muhammadu Buhari, Chief of Staff (COS), Director National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), ADC, Aisha Buhari and Chief Principal Staff Officer (CPSO) of the President to the public in documents filed at the Federal High Court.
“Shocked to find documents and minutes of the President and top government officials carelessly paraded in public by the IGP in clear breach of official secrecy.
“I query the motive behind such indiscretion given that the said documents have little or no bearing on the matter of malpractice.
“My submission to the committee was simply to call attention to how IGP Idris is unethically dropping names by filing secret documents in court.
“Again, I make it abundantly clear: IGP Idris submitted official documents mentioning names of respected personalities. Not me.
“I urge the press and public to be wary of any attempt to obfuscate the issues. Indeed, eternal vigilance is the price for freedom.”