Alleged Extortion: ‘We Are Used to This’, Says Sani As EFCC Searches Houses

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has conducted searches on two houses and an office of the embattled former lawmaker, Shehu Sani.

The operative of the antigraft agency had done the search on Wednesday in line with the ongoing investigation of the former lawmaker for alleged extortion of $24,000 from the Chairman/CEO of ASD Motors, Sani Dauda.

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The EFCC also took evidence from the wife of the businessman, who confirmed that Sani came to their home to meet with Dauda and admitted that after one of the visits her husband wept.

The EFCC had obtained a search warrant from a Chief Magistrate’s Court to conduct searches on the Senator’s houses and office in Abuja.

“In line with the ongoing investigation of the allegation of extortion against the Senator, it became expedient for our detectives to search his houses and office.

“We followed due process by obtaining a Search Warrant from a Chief Magistrate’s Court. And we ensured that the suspect followed our detectives accordingly.

“So far, nothing was found against him during the operation. The senator has since been returned to our custody,” an EFCC source told The Nation.

According to the source, Sani who was taken out for the operation said:” We are used to all these, let us go to my houses and office. I have nothing incriminating at home.”

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The Senator has consistently maintained that he “did not extort $24,000 from the businessman”, but the agency had grilled the wife of the CEO of ASD Motors in connection with the extortion.

“The wife of the complainant was quizzed. She admitted that Sani visited their residence to meet with her husband. She said after one of the sessions, her husband wept.

“We are yet to close this ongoing investigation. We will look at other clues at our disposal,” another source said.


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