Shehu Sani slams N100m lawsuit against EFCC
Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been sued by the former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district Shehu Sani, for “unlawfully” detaining him for nearly three weeks, TOPNAIJA.NG reports.
Shehu Sani’s lawyer, Abdul Ibrahim disclosed that the lawsuit was filed before Justice A. B. Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Gudu, Abuja. The lawsuit’s hearing is expected to begin on Monday January 20, 2020.
Ibrahim who filed the “motion under Enforcement of Fundamental Human Rights Procedure in the case between Sen. Shehu Sani vs EFCC and ASD Motors”, revealed that his client is suing the anti-graft agency for N100m.
Recall that Shehu Sani is currently being detained by the anti-graft agency for allegedly collecting $25,000 from the ASD Motors proprietor Alhaji Sani Dauda, promising to pass it on to EFCC’s Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu.
The prosecution lawyer filed the “motion under Enforcement of Fundamental Human Rights Procedure in the case between Sen. Shehu Sani vs EFCC and ASD Motors.”
The application was also filed for Senator Shehu Sani’s release, which was also due for hearing on Monday.
Recall that Senator Shehu Sani has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged $25,000 bribe which the ASD Motors proprietor, Alhaji Sani Dauda claimed to have offered him.
Shehu Sani has since denied the allegations, describing it as a “hoax and an attempt to dent his name in order to stop him from criticising the government of the day.”