Former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani has sued the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for unlawfully detaining him for nearly three weeks.
Senator Sani is detained for allegedly collecting the sum of $24,000 (N8.6million) from the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda, under the guise of helping him resolve an ongoing case with the EFCC.
Although the former lawmaker denied the allegation, the anti-graft agency insisted he had questions to answer on the matter.
In a suit document filed before Justice A. B. Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Gudu, Abuja, on Friday, Senator Sani through his lawyer, Abdul Ibrahim (SAN), asked the EFCC and the proprietor of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda to pay the sum of N100 million as damages for detaining his client illegally.
The prosecution lawyer filed the “motion under Enforcement of Fundamental Human Rights Procedure in the case between Sen. Shehu Sani vs EFCC and ASD Motors.”
The application filed for Senator Sani’s release, is due for hearing on Monday, January 20, 2020.
This is coming after the EFCC blocked Senator Shehu Sani’s bank accounts and forced him to declare his assets.