EFCC arrests Senator Shehu Sani over $30,000 transaction

EFCC arrests Senator Shehu Sani over $30,000 transaction


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken Senator Shehu Sani into its custody, following a failed business transaction of $30,000 he got involved in with a car dealer in Kaduna State.


Sani was speculated to have used the name of the Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, to collect the sum of $30,000 from a popular car dealer in the state with an assurance to shield him and his company from any form of inquiry by the anti-graft agency.

The source of the cash payment however became a subject of disagreement between Shehu Sani and the car dealer which caught the attention of Magu and EFCC before
bubble burst.

A source familiar with the illicit deal told the Vanguard that although the car dealer had opted to close the matter after ‘forgiving’ Sani and writing off the balance of $5000 with the refund of $25,000, but, Magu insisted on arresting and investigating the former lawmaker for extortion and name dropping so as to serve as a deterrent to others.

Magu and his agency insisted on arresting Sani following his refusal to honour what a source described as numerous invitations sent to him by the agency.

The former senator is also said to have declined to pick his calls or respond to text messages sent to him by the operatives of the anti-graft agency over the development.

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An operative said on Tuesday that it was on the basis of his refusal to honour previous invitations that they stormed his home and arrested him for interrogation.

“The former Senator is with us as we speak and he is going to be with us even up to the New Year and we hope to grill him on various issues of interest to us, “an official of the anti-graft agency said on Tuesday.

Asked to disclose the exact amount reportedly taken from victims by the former lawmaker, the source declined to be specific; pointing out that the figure would be made known after interrogation of the former Central Kaduna Senator.

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