Former Nigerian Senator who represented the Kaduna Central Senatorial District within the eighth Nationwide Meeting, Shehu Sani has been accused of persuasion by a prosecution witness, Alhaji Sani Dauda, to present cash to some judges to clear his case out of court docket.
In keeping with the witness throughout a listening to on Monday, June 6 on the Federal Excessive Court docket Abuja, Sani had persuaded him to settle 4 judges every with 1,000,000 naira over his (Dauda’s) lingering case on the court docket.
Naija Information understands that the previous lawmaker is presently standing trial on a two-count cost bordering on bribery and superior charge fraud filed towards him by Nigeria’s antigraft company, the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC.
On the Excessive court docket right this moment when the case was talked about, the choose ordered that two interpreters needs to be offered for 2 witnesses for a correct listening to of the case at hand. Talking by means of the prosecuting counsel, Abba Mohammed, Dauda narrated how he and his family have been arrested months in the past by males of the Nigeria police and launched in December 2019.
He revealed additional that after their launch, Senator Sani visited his some to indicate some sympathy after which demanded to see him privately. In keeping with him, he had a gathering with the lawmaker at his condominium in Maitama, the place he advised him that he wanted to settle judges with cash to assist clear his case.
He mentioned, “He advised me that he spoke to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) on my case.
”He advised me to talk to the CJN, however I advised him I’d additionally wish to see the CJN, however he mentioned that the CJN wouldn’t need individuals visiting his home since safety operatives together with the Division of State Companies, (DSS) have been watching who goes out and in.”
“He then made a name, and I spoke to the particular person on the telephone, and the particular person advised me that Sani spoke to him about my case and he has spoken to 4 judges that when my matter involves them, they need to inform him,” Alhaji Dauda revealed.
He added, “Sani mentioned that there are 4 judges that we must always give N1 million every, however I advised him that I used to be already on this predicament and may’t give out cash. He additionally advised me that he was advised that Abubakar additionally had a case on the EFCC and the prosecutor was asking for N1 million, a complete of N5 million and I advised him I didn’t have cash right this moment, and he ought to come again the subsequent day.”
“I then known as a Bureau De Change Operator, Abubakar to carry the cash to me,” he mentioned.
Nevertheless, whereas the witness was nonetheless briefing the court docket on how he searched for the cash as demanded by the lawmaker, the choose expressed his dissatisfaction with the interpreter. Naija Information learnt that the interpreter had complained that he finds it troublesome to among the issues mentioned by the witness, therefore, the choose suspended the listening to.
The choose adjourned additional listening to of the case to July 7, 2020, and ordered the availability of one other competent interpreter.
In the meantime, Shehu Sani has alleged some causes why negotiating with bandits will solely lead to extra mayhem in Nigeria. Sani in a tweet on his microblogging web site account, warned the Nigerian authorities to keep away from parleying with bandits, noting that they function with out regards for any authorities or legislation.