The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC says Sen. Shehu Sani, who is being detained by the commission for alleged extortion, has a case to answer.
EFCC Acting Spokesman, Tony Orilade made this known in a statement, which debunked insinuations that the anti-craft agency was persecuting the former lawmaker. It added that Sani had case to answer and that those defending him were driven by ignorance of the alleged offence.
The EFCC’s statement came after a civil society organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP reportedly demanded immediate release of Sani from the commission’s custody.
Reports quoted the Executive Director of SERAP, Adetokunbo Mumuni, of accusing the EFCC of violating both national and international laws with the former-lawmaker’s detention.
The former lawmaker had also reportedly alleged that the Federal Government was trying to silence him using the EFCC.
In same vein, the commission has called on the public to disregard an online publication which speculated that the commission had arraigned former vice-president Atiku Abubakar over alleged fraud of seventy-five-point-three billion naira.