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Senator Shehu Sani Speaks From EFCC Detention Over Alleged Extortion Of $24,000 From A Businessman

Senator Shehu Sanihas responded to the allegation that he demanded money from a businessman to bribe judges.

Senator Shehu Sani Speaks From EFCC Detention Over Alleged Extortion Of $24,000 From A Businessman 1

Senator Shehu Sani has spoken for the first time from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the $24,000 extortion allegation levelled against him.

KanyiDaily had reported Senator Sani was arrested and 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.

As the senator and businessman continue to counter the accusations, the EFCC opted for a lie detector test in order to determine who is lying between the two men.

But upon reaching the polygraph machine on Monday, January 6, 2020, Senator Sani said he would rather swear by the Holy Quran than subject himself to a lie detector machine.

Speaking from EFCC detention on Friday, January 10th, the former lawmaker said the accusation against him by Alhaji Dauda had no base and comes without fact.

According to him, what was said about him has no substance, it was just meant to tarnish his image.

“It is a scripted stream of mischievous concoctions and utter fabrications using a puppet state agent; all aimed at splashing faeces and mud on me,” Sani said in a message he sent to Daily Trust.

“The extortion allegation is nothing but a wholesale falsehood, packaged in a phantom anti-graft facade to taint, stain and mute me. That shall never happen if I am alive.

“I have made my statement and provided all my facts against their package of lies and I demand the EFCC to make public all the sheets of our statements and supporting documents for the world to see.

“My detention is unfair, unjust, prearranged and politically motivated.

“Alhaji Sani Dauda and his hidden sponsors have not been able to provide any proof of their allegations. I’m unjustly incarcerated on the grounds of an arranged two-page petition backed with no evidential or documentary proof.

“Fascism thrives in frame-up of its critics. They claim extortion and here they are closing my bank accounts, searching my houses and offices and demanding I declare my assets, of which I have already done that at the CCB (Code of Conduct Bureau) last year when I left the Senate.

“Frame-up cannot silence me!!! I have never ever met with the CJN or any judge or judges or ever called directly or indirectly to offer to give or to give directly or indirectly any form of gratification from Alhaji Sani Dauda

“I have never ever discussed with ASD on any form of bribe or gratification to be given to any judge or any EFCC official

“The bribe story is phantom, the bribe story is a fake, imaginative work of fiction, cruelly crafted to smear me, to frame me and to justify my persecution.

“The bribe story is a heap of blatant lies and outright falsehood concocted and fabricated, using a front and the EFCC to premiere a state drama

“ASD is a barely educated front for a state mission. Criminalizing me or “framing me” will not silence me, bend me or compromise me.”

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