According to a report by The Nation, a former member of the Senate, Shehu Sani was on Monday arraigned on a two-count charge of bribery brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Sani, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial district in the 8th National Assembly, pleaded not guilty when the counts were read to him.
According to the charges, Sani allegedly collected $15,000 from a businessman, Sani Dauda under false pretence on November 20, 2019, promising to give the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Mohammed, in other to influence some pending cases in court.
He also allegedly collected $10,000 from Mr Dauda to bribe the acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.
Justice Inyang Ekwo, before who Sani was arraigned court is currently hearing the defendant’s bail application.