Shehu Sani drags EFCC to court over arbitrary detention, seeks N100 million

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The Senator who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial district in the 8th National Assembly and civil rights activist, Shehu Sani, has sued the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for unlawfully detaining him for nearly three weeks.

In a suit document filed before Justice A. B. Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Gudu, Abuja, on Friday, indicated that the hearing date is scheduled for Monday 20th January, 2020.

Counsel to the detained former lawmaker, Abdul Ibrahim, SAN, has asked the anti-graft agency and the proprietor of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda to pay the sum of N100 million as damages for detaining his client illegally.

The prosecution lawyer filed the “motion under Enforcement of Fundamental Human Rights Procedure in the case between Sen. Shehu Sani vs EFCC and ASD Motors.”

The application is also seeking the immediate freedom for Senator Shehu Sani even as the bail application would be due for hearing on Monday.

It would be recalled that Senator Shehu Sani has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged $25,000 bribe which the ASD Motors proprietor, Alhaji Sani Dauda claimed to have offered him.

Comrade Shehu Sani has since denied the allegations, describing it as a “hoax and an attempt to dent his name in order to stop him from criticising the government.

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has consistently advocated his immediate release.

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