An aide to former Nigerian lawmaker Shehu Sani on Sunday said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has 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.
” What is the connection between allegations of extortion of $25,000 and then searching his residence, blocking his accounts and forcing him to declare his assets?” Ahmed queried
The EFCC arrested Sani for allegedly demanding money from one Sani Dauda, owner of ASD Motors, to persuade EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu to influence his case with the anti-graft agency.
Sani, however, denied the allegation, but the anti-graft agency insisted that it was keeping the former lawmaker in custody in compliance with a court order.
But Ahmed questioned the EFCC’s decision not detained Sani’s accuser “who admitted to giving bribe” and why it has not invited “Alhaji Samaila Isa Funtua who was mentioned in the frame up against Shehu Sani?”