The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Muhammad has distanced himself from Senator Shehu Sani, over his current ordeal in the hands of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged extortion.
Bittertruth Media recalls that Sani, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 8th National Assembly, was alleged to have obtained funds from a businessman, Alhaji Sani Dauda, owner of ASD Motors, claiming he could influence the outcome of some cases involving Dauda.
He was said to have claimed to have access to the CJN, some other judges and the head of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, and in the process, allegedly took money from the businessman.
However, the CJN in a statement on Sunday through the spokesman for the Supreme Court, Festus Akande, said “Senator Shehu Sani is not known to the CJN.”
Akande added that although the issues about the Senator’s claimed relationship with the CJN and his (Senator Sani’s) alleged fraudulent conduct were still being investigated, Justice Mohammad has found it necessary, at this stage, to distance himself from the ex-Senator.