Leave Buhari out of Shehu Sani’s arrest – EFCC

Following reports and speculations that Senator Shehu Sani is being prosecuted for being a critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has debunked the reports.

WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested Sen. Shehu Sani. The former Kaduna lawmaker was arrested for alleged extortion $20,000 (N7.2 million) from the owner of ASD Motors.

He was also accused of asking for money he promised to give to Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) and some other judges to influence the outcome of a court case.

In a statement released by EFCC’s acting spokesperson Tony Orilade on Friday January 10, the anti-graft agency asked Nigerians to detach President Buhari from Shehu Sani’s case as none of his rights have been abused.

Orilade who insisted that some Nigerians “are not really conversant with his offence”, added that it is unfortunate that Nigerians are defending him.

”Invariably, claims in some quarters of the breach of his fundamental human rights, is merely in the imagination of the purveyors of such claims.

“Let it be stated clearly, that Senator Shehu Sani has questions to answer as regards the alleged involvement in name-dropping, and particularly that he obtained $25,000 from Alhaji Sani Dauda, the ASD Motors boss, in order to help shield him from investigations being carried out by the EFCC.

“For certain people to brazenly come out to defend a suspect, who is being probed for a serious offence as the one committed by Sani shows that they are not really conversant with his offence.

“It is unfortunate that certain people are ready to do anything to support evil for pecuniary gains. This is quite unfortunate”

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