Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, are currently searching the Abuja residence of Shehu Sani, a former senator of the Nigerian Senate.
A report monitored on TheCable by Naija News, quoted a source to have said the EFCC officials arrived at the residence located in Wuse 2, Abuja, around 3;30pm.
This online news platform recalls that the EFCC arrested Senator Sani last week over alleged extortion.
Senator Sani allegedly collected money from Sani Dauda, owner of ASD Motors, promising to pass it on to Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the anti-graft agency.
Sani, who represented Kaduna central senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, also reportedly said he could assist Dauda in influencing the outcome of some cases using his connection with Muhammad Tanko, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and some other judges.
CJN Tanko had distanced himself from Sani, saying he has never had anything to do with the former Kaduna central lawmaker.