Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, January 8; searched the Abuja residences and office of Shehu Sani, a former senator.
This was revealed by Sulieman Sule, an aide to Shehu Sani.
Sule said: “We are with them (EFCC) in his two houses and office in Abuja.”
Furthermore, he confirmed that the former lawmaker is still being detained by the anti-graft commission.
Meanwhile, Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the last Senate, was detained by the commission in December 2019; for allegedly “collecting money in the name of the EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu”.
The commission on January 2, obtained a court order to detain the former senator for the alleged crimes.
Additionally, the former head of Nigeria’s human rights commission, Chidi Odinkalu, condemned the detention order secured by the EFCC.
Odinkalu via his Twitter handle explained that the EFCC cannot arrest a person on allegations of extortion; and afterwards get a 14-day detention order to investigate.
“I want to make myself clear: what’s happening to Sani is deplorable.
“That would be my position irrespective of who it is. You don’t arrest a person on allegations of extortion & then get a 14-day detention order to investigate. That’s not criminal process; It’s called #DecreeNo2.”
The EFCC is yet to issue a statement regarding the incident.