25,000 DOLLARS FRAUD: EFCC BANKER WITNESSES CAN’T IDENTIFY SHEHU SANI, NAME. ON BENEFICIARY ACCOUNT DIFFERS FROM HIS

From Eric Ikhilae, Abuja   Two prosecution witnesses who testified yesterday in the $25,000 fraud case against Senator Shehu Sani could not identify the defendant. The prosecution had opened its case by calling the two witnesses at a Federal High Court in Abuja. The witnesses – Beckley Ojo and Elizabeth Nwoka – who described themselves as Compliance Officers with GTBank Plc, said they could not say if Sani was the beneficiary of the funds transferred from A. S. D. Motors’ account. Sani is facing a two-count charge filed against him…

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2 BANKERS TESTIFY AGAINST SHEHU SANI IN ADVANCE FEE FRAUD CASE

Two members of staff of a new generation bank, on Tuesday, gave their evidence in the ongoing trial of a former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central, Senator Shehu Sani, at the Federal High Court, Abuja. Beckley and Elizabeth, who were compliance officers with the bank, testified before Justice Inyang Ekwo in two counts of bribery and advance fee fraud levied against Sani by the EFCC. News Agency of Nigeria reports that the EFCC had, on January 27, arraigned the former lawmaker, who was arrested in December 2019 for allegedly “collecting 25,000…

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EFCC FORCED ME TO DO ASSETS DECLARATION, SUBJECTED ME TO LIE TEST WHILE IN DETENTION- SHEHU SANI

A former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani yesterday said his incarceration for 30 days was a clear breach of his fundamental rights, lamenting that he was subjected to lie detector tests. Sani, President of the Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria, disclosed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) forced him to declare assets; subjected him to traumatising interrogations; his banks accounts were blocked and phones seized while being incarcerated. He faulted the anti-graft fight of President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement he issued yesterday, saying…

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SHEHU SANI REGAINS FREEDOM, RELEASED ON BAIL AFTER 30 DAYS IN EFCC CELL

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja A former lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has been released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after perfecting his bail conditions. Sani, who is facing trial for alleged name-dropping and extortion of $24,000, had spent four weeks in the EFCC custody before being released on Thursday. Photographs showing the embattled ex-lawmaker had flooded the internet and social media. An EFCC official confirmed the development. The Federal High Court in Abuja had, on Monday, granted bail…

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SHEHU SANI DRAGS EFCC TO COURT, DEMANDS 1000MIL.OVER ILLEGAL DETENTION

Human rights activist, Senator Shehu Sani, has claimed that his continuous detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) without trial is a gross violation of his fundamental rights, and is consequently demanding N100million damages. Essentially, the ex-lawmaker has dragged the EFCC and the Chairman of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda who accused him of extortion, to the Federal High Court, Abuja where a motion on the enforcement of his fundamental rights was heard on Monday. The Special Adviser to Sani, Suleiman Ahmed, yesterday said that the case came…

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SHEHU SANI’S BANK ACCOUNTS FROZEN, FORCED TO DECLARE HIS ASSETS AIDE ALLEGES, RAISES QUESTIONS OVER EFCC POROUS CASE

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen the bank accounts of Shehu Sani, a former senator from Kaduna state, his aide alleges. In a statement on Sunday, Suleiman Ahmed, senior special adviser to Sani, also said the former lawmaker was “forced to declare his assets”. The EFCC had arrested Sani for allegedly demanding money from Sani Dauda, owner of ASD Motors, to bribe Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the anti-graft agency, so as to influence an investigation. Although the former lawmaker denied the allegation, the anti-graft agency insisted…

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I AM INNOCENT, CRMINALISING ME OR FRAMING ME WILL NOT BEND OR STOP ME FROM CRITICISING GOVT- SHEHU SANI

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja A former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani, has accused the Federal Government of attempting to silence him over his criticism of the regime led by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), using fronts. Sani alleged that the government is using his accuser, through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, to “frame” him in the extortion scandal. Operatives of the EFCC had on Wednesday searched  two houses and an office of the embattled Senator Shehu Sani in Abuja. The action was part of…

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EFCC STORMS SHEHU SANI ‘S ABUJA HOME

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have reportedly invaded the Abuja residence of Senator Shehu Sani over alleged extortion. It was gathered that the EFCC stormed the apartment in Wuse, Abuja at about 3:30pm on Wednesday to look for incriminating evidence against the former Kaduna senator. The EFCC had last week arrested Sani for alleged extortion of $20,000 from the owner of ASD Motors. Sani was elected senator in 2015, under the All Progressives Congress platform. When he could not get the party’s ticket in 2019, he…

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24,000 DOLLAR EXTORTION SCANDAL SHEHU SANI SAYS NO TO LIE DETECTOR, AS PRESSURE MOUNTS ON ASD MOTORS BOSS TO WITHDRAW PETITION

From Yusuf Alli, Managing Editor, Northern Operation The drama over the $24,000 allegedly extorted from a businessman continued on Monday with the suspect, Senator Shehu Sani, refusing to take a lie detector test. Sani said he preferred to swear by the Holy Qur’an than subjecting himself to Polygraph, which can detect if he lied on oath. Also, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda, who is the complainant, has not withdrawn his petition against the Senator. Dauda, who has been under pressure to withdraw his…

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SHEHU SANI 24,000 DOLLAR EXTORTION CASE: EFCC GRILLS CAR DEALER, INVITES WIFE TOO

Yusuf Alli, Managing Editor, Northern Operation As part of the ongoing probe of Senator Shehu Sani’s alleged extortion of $24,000 from the Chairman of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday grilled the Managing Director of ASD Motors, Mukhtar Lawal. The anti-graft agency has also summoned Dauda’s wife to appear before it on Monday, having witnessed the transactions between Sani and the complainant businessman. There was however pressure on the ASD chief executive to withdraw the petition against the former Senator for an…

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