The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly frozen the bank accounts of a former senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani .
The anti-graft agency has also asked the former senator, who is accused of extorting a businessman the sum of $24,000, to declare his assets.
This was made known in a statement on Sunday by Shehu Sani’s Senior Special Adviser, Suleiman Ahmed.
Naijaparry had reported that Senator Sani was arrested 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 the statement, Sani’s aide revealed that the EFCC has blocked his principal’s bank accounts and forced him to declare his assets.
Suleiman Ahmed wondered why the EFCC has not detained Sani’s accuser “who admitted to giving bribe” and why it has not invited “Alhaji Samaila Isa Funtua who was mentioned in the frame up against Shehu Sani?”
“Mr Orilade, what is the connection between allegations of extortion of $25,000 and then searching his residence, blocking his accounts and forcing him to declare his assets?” he asked the EFCC.
The other questions Sani’s aide posed to the EFCC in the statement are:
“What can you say on the allegation that the accuser of Shehu Sani can neither read nor write; that it was the EFCC that guided him on what to say?
We have in (it) on record that Shehu Sani’s accuser has no pending case with the Supreme Court, how comes did he give (gave) Shehu Sani bribe to give the CJN?
We have it on record that Shehu Sani’s accuser has no pending or ongoing case with the EFCC, how comes did he give (gave) Shehu Sani bribe to give the EFCC or its chairman?
The CJN denied the bribe allegations and Shehu Sani denied the bribe allegations, where did Tony Orilade get his fact?
It is not enough posting statement about Shehu Sani. If you have any evidence or fact, why not post it now?
You said people defending Shehu Sani are doing it for pecuniary gain, are you defending EFCC for free?
Shehu Sani petitioner said $24,000 and you said $25,000, are you the one that added $1,000
Mr. Toni Orilade should stop lying and threatening people. If you have any cheque or draft or anything to show please do so.”