The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday tendered some items , including a cash sum of $ 25 , 000 , as exhibits in the ongoing trial of a former Kaduna Central senator , Shehu Sani , who is being prosecuted on charges of extortion .
The EFCC had on January 27 , 2020 arraigned the former senator for fraud involving alleged extortion of $ 25 , 000 from Alhaji Sani Dauda , who runs A. S . D . Motors .
The commission alleged that Sani fraudulently represented the money as bribe for “ the Chief Justice of Nigeria” and the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu .
At the resumed hearing in the case on Wednesday , the prosecution called an EFCC operative, Baki Aliyu , as the 10 th prosecution witness .
Led in evidence by the prosecuting counsel, Ekele Iheanacho , the witness narrated how Sani allegedly refunded the sum of $ 25 , 000 to Dauda after the complainant reported the alleged extortion to the EFCC in December 2019 .
He said following the commission ’ s instruction , Daudu recorded all the phone and physical conversations he had with Sani over the plan to refund the money .
He said audio extracts were made from both Sani ’ s and Daudu ’ s phones.
He said the commission noted that the CJN , for whom Sani claimed to have collected part of the money for as bribe , denied ever having any relationship with him in a press release published in various newspapers .
He added that the commission subsequently wrote to the CJN whom he said maintained he had never seen Sani or received any money from anybody through him .