Court grants Shehu Sani N10m bail

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, granted N10million bail to the former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had arrested Mr Sani for alleged extortion of $20,000 from the owner of ASD Motors, an allegation the Senator had since denied.

Mr Dauda, in his petition, alleged that the Senator had met him four times to pester him to part with the $24,000 (N8.6 million) over his daughter’s case.

He said: “On November 14, 2019, Senator Shehu Sani came to my residence in Kaduna State to sympathise with me with regard to a case that happened.

“After few days, he came back to meet me again on November 19, 2019 in the night in my Abuja residence and told me that he had spoken to the Chief Justice of Nigeria regarding my case with one Abubakar and mentioned that the CJN was unhappy.

“He added that the CJN said Abubakar had some pending cases with the EFCC and that he would instruct EFCC to bring up the cases.

“Senator Shehu Sani further told me that the CJN had told four judges not to look into any case related to my case, which Abubakar brought to them.”

“When he left my house, he called back, saying that I should give N1 million each to the four judges and another N1 million for the EFCC officials.

“On November 20, 2019, Senator Shehu Sani came back to my residence in Abuja to collect N5,000.000.00 in equivalent of dollars for the four judges and EFCC officials.”

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