The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) amidst call by some Nigerians calling on the Commission to free Senator Shehu Sani as his fundamental Human right is being violated by his continued detention, on Friday 10th January 2020, issued a statement saying the Senator has questions to answer regarding the case of an alleged $25,000 extortion levelled against him.
The anti-graft agency in their statement, said they have taken note of insinuations and phantom claims that the Commission is “prosecuting” Senator Shehu Sani, because he is a known critic of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, stating that:
“The Commission wishes to state that Senator Shehu Sani is currently facing criminal investigation, and he is being detained by the EFCC in very conducive environment, based on a valid court order.
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 extortion from Alhaji Sani Dauda, the ASD Motors boss, in order to help shield him from investigations being carried out by the EFCC, ” the Commission stated.
The Commission stating further said:
“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”.