Embattled former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has refused the bid of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to use its machine to conduct a lie detector test on him.
Senator Sani who is facing investigation for alleged extortion to the tune of $24,000 from a businessman, Sani Dauda, said he will prefer to swear by the Holy Qur’an, rather than subjecting himself to a polygraph machine.
“I won’t take the test; I do not trust the machine. I am not sure whether or not the machine is working well.
“Instead of polygraph, give me the Holy Qur’an to swear with,” the Nation quotes the senator as saying.
Bittertruth Media gathered that the EFCC detectives later asked Mr Sani to “put his resistance in a statement on oath for record purposes”.
“Following his refusal, our detectives did not force him to go through the test.
“But they asked him to write a statement on his refusal to undergo polygraph because he had earlier sworn by his grave but he has not been straightforward,” a highly-placed source told The Nation.
Meanwhile, Senator Sani had earlier denied the allegation of extortion.