By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday challenged the bail application filed by Senator Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker and human rights activist who has been in detention at the Commission since 31 December 2019.
In the bail application filed by his lawyer Abdullahi Ibrahim (SAN) Shehu Sani is demanding for his release from EFCC detention after the expiration of the 14 days warrant obtained by the EFCC to investigate his alleged extortion of $20,000 from Alhaji Sani Dauda.
When the bail application pending before Justice A B Mohammed of FCT High Court, Gudu was mentioned, the defendant’s lawyer claimed the Commission has applied for extension of the warrant to enable Commission carry out its investigations.
He argued that the application is pending before the Court and as such the bail application from the plaintiff could not be heard as it would amount to abuse of judicial process.
Justice A B Mohammed after listening to the parties adjourned further debate on the application to Wednesday this week.
Recall that the anti- graft agency had arrested and detained the former Senator representing Kaduna Central in the Senate since December 31st 2019.
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission who has raided the senators residence in Abuja is yet to charge the senator to court.