- EFCC has got court order to detain Shehu Sani for 14 days
- The former senator is being grilled by the EFCC over his alleged involvement in name dropping and extortion
- Embattled human rights activist was said to have used Magu's name to extort $10,000 from the complainant
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, January 2, obtained a court order to detain the former senator who represented Kaduna Central during the eight National Assembly, Shehu Sani, for 14 days to allow unfettered investigation of his alleged involvement in name dropping and extortion.
Vanguard reports that the development came just as the chairman/CEO of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda, denied Sani's claims, insisting that he was relying on complaints against the senator.
Legit.ng gathered that the newspaper said the complainant also alleged that Shehu Sani dropped the name of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), asking him to pay N4 million which the CJN would give to four judges who would ensure that the case by one Abubakar against the ASD boss did not see the light of the day.
According to the report, the complainant also alleged that the senator demanded another N1 million for the EFFC officials.
He added that he paid N5 million in the equivalent of dollars for the four judges and EFCC officials to Shehu Sani.
He claimed that the senator came back on November 29, 2019, saying that the prosecutor in his case could not do anything about it but he has discussed with Magu who asked him to bring $20,000 to resolve the case.
He alleged that he was shocked on the grounds that Magu is incorruptible, adding that the senator alleged that Magu was his friend and would collect the bribe.
The report also noted that the complainant further claimed that he gave $10,000 to Shehu Sani on November 29, 2019.
He also alleged that since then, Shehu Sani, refused to pick his calls and ignored his messages.
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He added that the senator only refunded his $25,000 on December 24, 2019, after the involvement of the EFCC, following his petition to EFCC.
The complainant was said to have alleged that when he told the senator that there was the need to report the development to the EFCC, the senator remained incommunicado until his arrest on December 31, 2019.
The newspaper noted that the said $25,000 cash is now with the EFCC as an exhibit, adding that the complainant and the senator were being quizzed by investigators and about to confront each other over the allegations.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Dauda would testify before the EFCC on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
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