Senator Shehu Sani, a former member of the Nigerian senate said the bribery allegation he is currently facing is being used by the Buhari led administration to silence him.
Shehu Sani who has been a vocal critic of the present administration said the government is using his accuser, through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, to “frame” him in the extortion scandal
Operatives of the EFCC had on Wednesday searched two houses and an office of the embattled Senator Shehu Sani in Abuja.
The action was part of the ongoing probe of the former lawmaker for alleged extortion of $24,000 from the Chairman of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda.
Dauda had also, in his petition to the EFCC, claimed that the former senator demanded N4m from him to give to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, and other four judges to influence some pending cases in court.
But the CJN had on Sunday denied links with Shehu Sani.
According to The PUNCH, the ex-Senator said, “The allegations of ‘extortion’ against me is baseless, fact-less, unfounded, hollow and unsubstantial.
“It is a scripted stream of mischievous concoctions and utter fabrications using a puppet state agent; all aimed at splashing faeces and mud on me.
“The extortion allegation is nothing but a wholesale falsehood, packaged in a phantom anti-graft facade to taint, stain and mute me. That shall never happen if I am alive.
“I have made my statement and provided all my facts against their package of lies and I demand the EFCC to make public all the sheets of our statements and supporting documents for the world to see.
“My detention is unfair, unjust, prearranged and politically motivated.”
He also said, “Alhaji Sani Dauda and his hidden sponsors have not been able to provide any proof of their allegations. I’m unjustly incarcerated on the ground of an arranged two page petition backed with no evidential or documentary proof.
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