The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday denied the report that it was prosecuting the Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani for alleged fraud in the tune of $25,000.
Recall that the commission had filed a case before Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court over an alleged $25,000 offered him by the proprietor of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda.
The counsel of the anti-graft agency had on Tuesday tendered documents before the court asserting that the former lawmaker is being prosecuted for $10,000 which was published on its official Twitter page.
Shehu Sani’s counsel, Mike Ozekhome, sought to know if the former lawmaker is being prosecuted for $25,000 or $10,000.
In his response, the EFCC’s counsel urged the court to discountenance the official Twitter publication which was tendered, but, Justice Ekwo explained that the court conducted the proceeding openly and journalists were at liberty to publish their stories.
The prosecution and defence counsels cross-examined witnesses. A witness from Guaranteed Trust Bank stated in the court that “He transferred money from ASD Motors account to one, Mr Abubakar.”
After being asked to be emphatic if it was Senator Shehu Sani’s account, he said “no”.
He said: “My Lord, again, I say, the money in question was transferred to a domiciliary account belonging to Abubakar and not Shehu Sani.”
A Bureau de change operator, Abubakar Ahmed who also testified at the instance of EFCC, said that “The son of ASD Motors did call him sometime in November 2019 to their family house in Maitama to change the foreign currency which he did.”
Ahmed further stated that he has never seen Senator Sani in life when he was asked to identify him, he also noted that he has never changed foreign currencies to local currency for him.
Lawyers from the National Human Rights Commission and the Amnesty International were in Court as observers.
The case was adjourned till May 5, 2020.