A former senator who represented Kaduna Central at the National Assembly between 2015 and 2019, Shehu Sanni,has been arrested by the EFCC.
Sanni was arrested for allegedly extorting $20,000 from the owner of ASD Motors on the grounds that he is close to the EFCC Chairman.
Following a conflict between Sanni and his former in-law, a famous Kaduna car dealer, Sani Dauda, was said to have been approached by Mr Sani to help him get EFCC to dig up alleged crimes of his estranged in-law.
Sanni returned the money to Mr Dauda after the deal leaked and the businessman was invited by EFCC to make a statement.
According to the EFCC source who pleaded not to be mentioned, Mr Sani tried hard to evade invitation and arrest by EFCC operatives as he switched off his known telephone lines for days.
EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwajaren, however said he had no information on Mr Sanni’s arrest.