The reason why a vocal critic of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Senator Shehu Sani was arrested has been revealed.
The former senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sani was on Tuesday December 31 interrogated by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged extortion.
The 8th assembly lawmaker was invited to the anti-graft agency's office in Abuja, for allegedly extorting $20,000 from a Kaduna based businessman Alhaji Sani Dauda, popularly known as ASD.
It was gathered that Shehu Sani engaged in a car transaction with the businessman but allegedly defaulted in making a part payment for the vehicle.
Daily Trust reported that the former lawmaker's aide, Suleiman Ahmed who confirmed he was questioned by the EFCC said:
“We are here with the Senator because he was invited by the EFCC which was why he came to listen to the complaint against him and which is normal.
“All we know is that there was a business transaction between Senator and him ASD. The senator wanted to buy a Peugeot 508 Executive and was making part payment.
“An invoice was given to him as well as an account number by ASD to make deposit. So we were all surprised when we heard that ASD filed a complained at EFCC alleging 7.2 million naira extortion.
“How can Senator Shehu Sani extort mere 7.2 million naira from somebody like ASD. The point here is that we are thinking that somebody somewhere instigated ASD to go against senator.”