EFCC ob­tains 14-day de­ten­tion or­der for Shehu Sani

The Punch - - NEWS - Ade­lani Ade­pegba, Abuja

The eco­nomic and Fi­nan­cial Crimes Com­mis­sion has re­port­edly ob­tained a court or­der to de­tain ex-law­maker, Senator Shehu Sani, for 14 days to en­sure a thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion into his al­leged in­volve­ment in name­drop­ping and ex­tor­tion.

The de­vel­op­ment fol­lowed new al­le­ga­tions lev­elled against the ex-law­maker by the com­plainant, Al­haji Sani Dauda.

The for­mer law­maker was ar­rested on New Year ‘s Eve by the EFCC op­er­a­tives in Abuja for al­legedly ex­tort­ing $10,000 from Dauda, the Chair­man of ASD Mo­tors.

Sani al­legedly promised to pass the money to the act­ing EFCC Chair­man, Ibrahim Magu, to as­sist Dauda to re­solve an on­go­ing case with the anti-graft com­mis­sion.

The $10,000 was said to have been re­cov­ered from Sani, but his al­leged re­fusal to hon­our the in­vi­ta­tion from the com­mis­sion led to his ar­rest on Tues­day.

Our cor­re­spon­dent gath­ered that the com­plainant vis­ited the EFCC on Thurs­day where he made a state­ment in which he al­leged that Sani also dropped the name of the Chief Jus­tice of Nige­ria, Ibrahim Tanko.

“The com­plainant claimed that Shehu Sani asked him to bring N4m which would be given to a judge by the CJN to en­sure that the case by one Abubakar against the ASD boss did not see the light of the day,” a source stated.

Dauda also re­port­edly claimed that he gave the $10,000 to Sani on Novem­ber 29, 2019, adding that the exlaw­maker also de­manded an­other N1m for the EFCC of­fi­cials.

He ac­cused Sani of ig­nor­ing his calls and text mes­sages since Novem­ber.

A source stated, “Fol­low­ing the new al­le­ga­tions raised by the com­plainant against the for­mer senator, we have ob­tained a court or­der to keep him in cus­tody for two weeks to en­able us to carry out a thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the case.”

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