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Shehu Sani speaks from detention, says FG can’t silence him

A former member of the 8th National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has accused the Federal Government of attempting to silence him over his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Sani, who is currently facing alleged extortion that has led him to be in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleged that the ruling government is using the anti-graft agency to “frame” him in the scandal.

It could be recalled that the operatives of the agency had on Wednesday searched two houses and an office of the embattled former lawmaker in Abuja, which was part of the ongoing probe of the former lawmaker for alleged extortion of $24,000 from the Chairman of ASD Motors, Sani Dauda.

Dauda had in a petition to the EFCC, alleged that Sani demanded N4m from him to give to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, and four other judges to influence some pending cases in court – the links which the CJN had on Sunday denied.

Sani, who has been a staunch critic of the federal government, has consistently maintained his innocence in a message to Punch via WhatsApp from the EFCC detention.

The former lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 8th Assembly was speaking on the matter for the first time and made a 15-point response.

Read this response below.

The allegations of ‘extortion’ against me are baseless, fact-less, unfounded, hollow and unsubstantial.

It is a scripted stream of mischievous concoctions and utter fabrications using a puppet state agent; all aimed at splashing faeces and mud on me.

The extortion allegation is nothing but a wholesale falsehood, packaged in a phantom anti-graft facade to taint, stain and mute me. That shall never happen if I am alive.

I have made my statement and provided all my facts against their package of lies and I demand the EFCC to make public all the sheets of our statements and supporting documents for the world to see.

My detention is unfair, unjust, prearranged and politically motivated.

Alhaji Sani Dauda and his hidden sponsors have not been able to provide any proof of their allegations. I’m unjustly incarcerated on the grounds of an arranged two-page petition backed with no evidential or documentary proof.

Fascism thrives in frame up of its critics.

They claim extortion and here they are closing my bank accounts, searching my houses and offices and demanding I declare my assets, of which I have already done that at the CCB (Code of Conduct Bureau) last year when I left the Senate.

Frame-up cannot silence me!

I have never ever met with the CJN or any judge or judges or ever called directly or indirectly to offer to give or to give directly or indirectly any form of gratification from Alhaji Sani Dauda.

I have never ever discussed with ASD on any form of bribe or gratification to be given to any judge or any EFCC official.

The bribe story is phantom, the bribe story is a fake, imaginative work of fiction, cruelly crafted to smear me, to frame me and to justify my persecution.

The bribe story is a heap of blatant lies and outright falsehood concocted and fabricated, using a front and the EFCC to premiere a state drama.

ASD is a barely educated front for a state mission.

Criminalising me or ‘framing me’ will not silence me, bend me or compromise me.

 

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