Shehu Sani, who is facing charges from the EFCC over alleged extortion has been released from detention after he perfected his bail conditions on Thursday evening, January 30.
Sahara Reporters stated that the former senator who reunited with his family shortly after meeting his bail condition said he is grateful to Nigerians for their support and prayers while in detention.
Sani was admitted to bail on Monday, January 27, by Justice Inyan Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, in the sum of N10m with one surety, who must have a landed property within the Federal Capital Territory.
He had pleaded not guilty to the charges of bribery and advance free fraud brought against him by the anti-graft agency. As part of his bail condition, he was asked to deposit his passport with the court registrar.
In another report, Lauretta Onochie, the personal assistant to the president on social media has suggested Shehu Sani who is currently being investigated by the EFCC over alleged extortion may have something to hide.
The presidential aide reacting to the allegation of extortion against Sani in a tweet on Monday, January 13, said people who make empty noise were part of those fighting back against corruption.
Onochie said that anti-graft agencies do not look at the direction of noisemakers because their sins will locate them.
Meanwhile, Shehu Sani, has accused the 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.
He alleged that his accuser was manipulated and guided by a lady in the legal department of the EFCC on what to write.
However, EFCC has insisted that Senator 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.
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