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Man, 37, Docked Over False Information To Police

Posted: Sep 11, 2015 at 1:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Andrew Utulu


A 37 year-old man has been arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s court 2 in Lagos on allegation that he gave false information to the police.

The accused person Mohammed Isiaka was alleged to have given false information to the immediate past Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2, which comprises Lagos and Ogun State, Mbu Joseph Mbu, alleging that  former President Olusegun Obasanjo paid one Tony Kabaka N25,000,000 to assassinate Senator Buruji Kashamu.

Daily Independent Investigation revealed that armed with this information, the AIG went into action and mandated the Officer-in-charge of the Zonal Special Anti Robbery Squad, Peter Gana, a Superintendent of Police, SP to carry out a detailed investigation.

In the course of investigation, it was discovered that Isiaka, a native of Gboloko village in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State, an ND graduate in Accounting from Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, who is into wood business lied to the police with the intention of extorting money under false pretext from Senator Buruji.

It was gathered that the accused was never in Benin City as at the time he claimed and that he was not privy to the said plot by Kakaba who is said to be a leader of Union of Road Transport Workers in Benin who he alleged under false pretext was paid to do the hatchet job.

It was also revealed that on the said date he claimed that he stumbled on Kakaka in a hotel in Benin at about 10 p.m. that Kabaka was not in Benin City but in Ekpoma for a burial ceremony.

When police confronted him with the fact that between 1st July and 11th July, the accused was in Lokoja and that between 11th and14th July, 2015 he was in Benin and that from 14th July to 28th July 2015 he was still at Lokoja from where he travelled to Abuja to give false alarm to the Senator, and followed him down to Lagos to extort money from him, Isiaka confessed that he intended to dupe Gburuji, as according to him, he started working on him when he read the former President Obasanjo’s book and saw the senator’s name among the mentioned names in the book.

He equally confessed that he knew the senator had a frosty relationship with the ex-president and saw an ample opportunity to dupe him.

Isiaka was arraigned on 4th September, 2015 on three count charge of false information to the police and theft.

The first count charge read in part: “That you Mohammed Isiaka, male on the 25th day of July, 2015 at about 12.30 pm at Onikan, Lagos in Lagos Magisterial District did gave false information to the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 2 Command Headquarters, Onikan Lagos that ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo paid one Tony Kabaka of Benin, Edo State the sum of N25,000,000 (Twenty-five million Naira) to eliminate one Senator Buruji Kashamu and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 93 of the criminal law of Lagos State 2011.”

The second charge alleged that Isiaka on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district did obtained from one Senator Buruji Kashamu the sum of N400, 000 under  the pretext that you have given information to AIG knowing same to be false, an offence punishable under section 312 of criminal law of Lagos State.

The third count accused Isiaka of stealing N400, 000 property of Senator Buruji Kashamu contrary to and punishable under section 285(1) of the criminal law of Lagos State 20111.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The magistrate, Mrs. O. Kusanu granted him bail in the sum of N800, 000 with two sureties who must show evidence of three years tax payment.

The matter was adjourned to 14th October, 2015.