The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested Senator Shehu Sani, over alleged extortion on Tuesday 31st December 2019.
A source familiar with the arrest told Premium Times that Mr Sani was outed following a leak that he collected money from a popular Kaduna businessman to give Mr Magu. He was allegedly arrested for alleged extortion of $20,000 from owner of ASD Motors.
Following a conflict between him and his former in-law, a famous Kaduna car dealer, Sani Dauda, was said to have been approached by Mr Sani to help him get EFCC to dig up alleged crimes of his estranged in-law.
A top source at the EFCC, who asked for anonymity as he was not authorised to speak on the matter, said Mr Sani collected $10,000 from Mr Dauda.
But a source in Kaduna said Mr Sani returned the money to Mr Dauda after the deal leaked and the businessman was invited by EFCC to make a statement.
According to the EFCC source, Mr Sani tried hard to evade invitation and arrest by EFCC operatives as he switched off his known telephone lines for days.
“He was later tracked down to a location in Abuja and was picked up about an hour ago,” he said.