The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, for alleged extortion and name-dropping.
Sani was arrested in Abuja on Tuesday, for allegedly using the name of the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu, to extort various sums of money from unsuspecting members of the public
Among other cases, Sani was said to have extorted $20,000 from a popular car dealer.
“Sani claimed that he was close to Magu and could help them to escape the agency’s scrutiny and punishments for economic and financial infractions,” an official stated.
It was gathered that the anti-graft agency was forced to move against him because Sani failed to honour various invitations extended to him.
This, it was learnt, made the commission’s operatives to storm his residence and took him into custody where he may celebrate the New Year day.
Several calls made to the ex-lawmaker’s line indicated that his phone was switched off.