The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has brought Senator Shehu Sani to a federal high court in Abuja to be arraigned on charges of extortion.
Sani has been in the custody of the EFCC since December when he was arrested. EFCC had obtained a 14-day order to keep Sani and later secured an order to further keep him for extra five days while investigation into the matter continued.
The detention order earlier obtained against the senator by the anti-graft agency expires today. But it was reported that the legal team of the senator had not been served with any charge and proof of evidence till this moment.
The senator had on January 16 filed the enforcement of his fundamental rights over his continued detention by the commission, which he described as illegal and a breach of section 35 (5) of the constitution.
Realnews had reported that the EFCC was planning to arraign Sani before the expiration of the additional five days extension it obtained to further keep him.
– Jan. 27, 2020 @ 10:15 GMT |