The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday searched two houses and an office belonging to the embattled Senator Shehu Sani in Abuja.
It was gathered that the action was part of the ongoing probe of the former lawmaker for alleged extortion of $24,000 from the Chairman of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda.
An official of the agency said the commission obtained a search warrant from a Chief Magistrate’s Court before carrying out the searches.
“We followed due process by obtaining a search warrant from a Chief Magistrate’s Court and we ensured that the suspect was present during the exercise.
“So far, nothing was found against him during the operation and the former senator has been returned to our custody,” the source explained.
It was further gathered that the EFCC took evidence from the wife of the businessman, who confirmed that Sani met with her husband in their home.
Dauda, also in his petition to the EFCC, claimed that the former senator demanded N4m from him to give to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, and other four judges to influence some pending cases in court.
But the CJN on Sunday denied having any link with Shehu Sani.
Sani, a fiery critic of the government, has consistently maintained his innocence.