The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has frozen the bank accounts of former Senator Shehu Sani.
The lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central in the Senate, was arrested on December 30, 2019 for allegedly collecting $25,000 from one Sani Dauda of ASD Motors to bribe the acting Chairman of the EFCC to halt investigation into Dauda’s dealings.
Suleiman Ahmed, Senior Special Adviser to Shehu Sani revealed that the accounts of the ex-lawmaker had been frozen.
He questioned an EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade on the investigation, faulting the manner in which Sani’s case had been handled so far.
Ahmed said, “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?
“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 it on record that Shehu Sani’s accuser has no pending case with the Supreme Court, how did he give 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 did he give Shehu Sani bribe to give the EFCC or its chairman?
“It is not enough posting statement about Shehu Sani. If you have any evidence or fact, why not post it now?”