The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Monday, presented two more witnesses against Senator Shehu Sani.
News media learnt the witnesses appeared before Justice I.E Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja.
One of the witnesses is Alhaji Sani Dauda (ASD), said to be Chairman ASD Group of Companies and a board member, Peugeot Automobile Ltd and a plaintiff in the criminal matter.
EFCC spokesman, Dele Oyewale disclosed this in a statement to newsmen in Abuja.
He explained, “Sani is facing prosecution by the Commission on two-count criminal charges, bordering on name-dropping, influence-peddling and obtaining the sum of USD$25,000.00 (Twenty-five Thousand United States Dollars) from Alhaji Sani Dauda (ASD), under a false pretence that he would use the sum to bribe the Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, to shield the plaintiff from EFCC’s investigation and prosecution and to prompt the Commission to arrest and prosecute Dauda’s estranged son-in-law, one Abubakar Musa.
At the resumed sitting of the matter on Monday, Dauda who testified as prosecution witness six (PW 6), told the court how Shehu Sani allegedly blackmailed him into parting with the said sum.
Shehu Sani came to sympathize with me on November 12, 2020 when the husband of my daughter, Abubkar Musa divorced her about three years ago and we had issue where the Inspector- General of police arrested and detained me and my family. Then, Sani told me that he was going to Abuja and promised to help me out of the case.
“When he reached Abuja, he called me on November 19, 2019, that he wanted to see me, and that the issue will not be discussed on phone, that it was better we met in person. I then came to Abuja and Sani came to my Maitama residence where he informed me that he spoke with the CJN (Chief Justice of Nigeria) about my matter.
I then told him that I wanted to meet the CJN in person, but Sani told me that he can’t see me because the DSS and other security men were watching his moves; hence, he can only communicate with me on phone.
I communicated with someone purported to be CJN, where he asked me if I knew any judge, I told him no, then he said he gave Sani message, and that he will relate it with me. That’s where Sani told me about four judges whom the CJN assigned to help me in my case.
“He further said I should give him some money to sort out the judges, a million naira for each of them and one million naira for an operative of the EFCC to prosecute my in-law Musa because he has case with EFCC, making the total, five million naira.