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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has brought Shehu Sani, former senator, to a federal high court in Abuja to be arraigned on charges of extortion.
Sani has been in the custody of the EFCC since December when he was arrested.
Channels Television Journalist, Seun Okinbaloye is reporting that the Senator pleaded not guilty in court.
The vocal senator was arrested in Abuja for allegedly demanding $20,000 from ASD, which later came down to $10,000 to settle a matter involving him at the EFCC.
Sani was subsequently granted administrative bail after a brief stay in EFCC custody, but was re-arrested after the court granted the commission leave to keep him for 14 days. He has been in detention since then.
An aide to former Nigerian lawmaker had said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had blocked his principal’s bank accounts.
Suleiman Ahmed, senior special adviser to Sani in a statement said the Nigerian anti-graft agency “forced (Sani) to declare his assets”.
He questioned EFCC’s professionalism in handling his principal’s case, alleging that the anti-graft agency had been compromised.
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