The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has obtained a court order to detain the former senator Shehu Sani for 14 days.
The order was granted in order to allow the anti-graft agency to conduct a thorough investigation of Shehu Sani’s alleged involvement in name dropping and extortion.
Naija News reports that EFCC had arrested Sen. Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly between 2015 and 2019.
Shehu Sani was arrested for alleged extortion of $20,000 from the owner of ASD Motors.
According to the source, Sani said he collected the $20,000 from the owner of ASD Motors on the grounds that he is very close to the EFCC boss.
“He was subsequently arrested and granted administrative bail while he refunded the money to the victim.”
“He was asked to report but made himself incommunicado. He may have been scamming a lot of people, dropping the name of the EFCC boss,” a source said.