EFCC Finally Arraigns Shehu Sani
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned a former senator, Shehu Sani at a federal high court in Abuja.
The Human Rights activist turned politician was arraigned on charges bothering on Bribery and corruption.
Sani was whisked away by the anti-graft agency in December 2019 and hast since remained in custody after being denied attempts to seek bail.
According to the charges, the former senator allegedly collected $15,000 from one Sani Dauda under false pretence on November 20, 2019, promising to give Ibrahim Muhammad, the chief justice of Nigeria, in other to influence some pending cases in court.
He was also alleged to have collected $10,000 from Dauda to bribe Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the EFCC.
After the charges were read to the defendant, A.A Ibrahim, counsel to Sani, asked the court to grant him leave to move his client’s bail application.
But there are speculations that the senator is being tried for falling ours with governor Nadir El Rufai of Kaduna state.
Months to the 2019 elections Sani defected to the People’s Redemption Party, PDP after he lost the Kaduna Central senatorial primary to El Rufai’ s loyalist.