- Shehu Sani, a former Senator from Kaduna state alleges that EFCC connived with his accuser to write a statement against him for alleged extortion
- The former senator challenges the EFCC and his accuser to make public any evidence in form of audio, video, cheque, draft or money transfer to back up the allegations against him
- Sani claims his accuser was manipulated and guided by a lady in the legal department of the EFCC on what to write against him
Shehu Sani, a former Senator from Kaduna state, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of conniving with his accuser to frame him for alleged extortion.
Premium Times, citing a report by Sahara Reporters stated that the former lawmaker in a statement on Monday, January 13, from detention, alleged that the statement against him was purposely crafted, concocted and packaged by the anti-graft agency connivance with his accuser.
He challenged the EFCC and his accuser to make public any evidence in the form of audio, video, cheque, draft or money transfer to back up the allegations against him.
“I strongly, boldly, unambiguously, and explicitly maintain, assent, affirm that the allegations against me are cotton of lies officially drenched in the pool of their dreams to reflect and portray a fake colour of graft,” Sani said.
He alleged that his accuser was manipulated and guided by a lady in the legal department of the EFCC on what to write.
“The government, the EFCC and my accuser are partners in concoctions and companions in fabrications. The owl in the logo of the EFCC is sick and suffers from myopia," Sani said.
“Graft cannot be defeated when lies are grafted. They have no case against me but they have a cage to throw me in.”
Meanwhile, EFCC has insisted that Shehu Sani has questions to answer despite the outright denial of the former federal lawmaker over the allegations against him.
Sani is in the EFCC custody for allegedly extorting one Alhaji Sani Dauda, a businessman of the sum of $24,000 (N8.6 million) under the guise of influencing the latter’s (Dauda’s) cases with the EFCC.
The embattled former senator and activist, has, however, denied the claims, stating that the action against him was just to smear his image.
In a related report, Suleiman Ahmed, a senior special adviser to Shehu Sani, has disclosed that the EFCC has frozen the bank accounts belonging to the former senator.
Revealing this on Sunday, January 12, to journalists, Ahmed also disclosed that the EFFC has asked Sani to declare his assets, The Cable reports.
In faulting the move by the anti-graft agency, the former senator's aide expressed shock as to why the commission was yet to arrest Sani’s accuser, who according to him, admitted to giving a bribe.
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