Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday, said that the charges against former Senator Shehu Sani had nothing to do with his criticisms of President Buhari.
The anti-graft agency, through its acting spokesman, Tony Orilade, said that Sani was being detained in a conducive environment for allegedly obtaining $25,000 from an auto dealer, Alhaji Sani Dauda in exchange for protection from EFCC’s probe.
It said, “Invariably, claims in some quarters of the breach of his fundamental human rights are 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 his alleged involvement in name-dropping, and particularly that he obtained $25,000 from Alhaji Sani Dauda, the ASD Motors boss, in order to help shield him from investigations being carried out by the EFCC.”
The agency faulted people who branded Sani’s arrest as a political move by the President, and called them supporters of evil.
It 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.”