Senator Shehu Sani Has Been Arrested By The EFCC Over Extortion.

Sheh Sani.

The former Senator who represented Kaduna Central in the last senate, Shehu Sani, has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).


Mr Sani was arrested for allegedly collecting money in the name of the EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu.

A source familiar with the arrest told our “Premium Times” that Mr Sani was outed following a leak that he collected money from a popular Kaduna businessman to give to the EFCC boss, Mr Magu and following a conflict between him and his former in-law, a famous Kaduna car dealer, Sani Dauda, who was said to have been approached by Mr Sani to help him get EFCC to dig up alleged crimes of his estranged in-law.

A top source at the EFCC, who asked for anonymity to Premium Times, as he was not authorised to speak on the matter, said Mr Sani collected $10,000 from Mr Dauda but returned the money to Mr Dauda after the deal had leaked and the businessman was invited by EFCC to make a statement.

According to the EFCC source, Mr Sani tried hard to evade invitation and arrest by EFCC operatives as he switched off his known telephone lines for days and was later tracked down to a location in Abuja and was picked up about an hour ago.

The EFCC official, however, said operatives would now investigate if Mr Sani had been using Mr Magu’s name in this way, or if this was an isolated case.