Shehu Sani and Buhari

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said President Muhammadu Buhari should be dissociated from the arrest of Shehu Sani, former Kaduna state Senator. 

Eye9ja reports that the Nigeria’s anti-graft agency made this known while reacting to alleged speculations that Senator Shehu Sani is being prosecuted for being a critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, an allegation that the EFCC had debunked.

Recall that this online news platform had reported that the EFCC had arrested Sen. Shehu Sani. over alleged extortion of $20,000 (N7.2 million) from the owner of ASD Motors.

He was also accused of asking for money he promised to give to Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) and some other judges to influence the outcome of a court case.

In a statement released by EFCC’s acting spokesperson Tony Orilade on Friday January 10, the anti-graft agency asked Nigerians to detach President Buhari from Shehu Sani’s case as none of his rights have been abused.

Orilade who insisted that some Nigerians “are not really conversant with his offence”, added that it is unfortunate that Nigerians are defending him.

”Invariably, claims in some quarters of the breach of his fundamental human rights, is 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 the 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.

“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. This is quite unfortunate”

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