*Sani Says Tapes Doctored
EFCC’s acting head of media, Tony Orilade, was reported to have said the “… the investigation of Senator Shehu Sani is ongoing and he would soon be charged to court.”
This comes at the heel of insinuations on Friday that the commission has obtained over 10 audio tapes of the chats between the embattled senator and his petitioner, Alhaji Sani Dauda.
EFCC was reported by The Nation to have played some of the recorded tapes to the senator in the presence of his lawyers, Barrister Audu Mohammed Lawal, and Barrister Glory Peter.
The report also has it that the senator identified the voice in the recordings as his, but claimed that some aspects of the recording have been deleted.
The recordings were said to have Sani asking for something to be done “to burry this matter is buried here.”
Sani was earlier reported in a leak release from his detention to have insisted that he was innocent of the allegation of extortion of $25, 000, saying his accusers have no proof of their allegations against him.
He was quoted to have said, “The bribe story is a heap of blatant lies and outright falsehood concocted and fabricated, using a front and the EFCC to premiere a state drama.
“ASD is a barely educated front for a state mission. Criminalizing me, or “framing me”, will not silence me, bend me or compromise me.”
He said he had never met with the Chief Justice of Nigeria or any judge or judges directly or indirectly to offer any form of gratification from Alhaji Sani Dauda.
“The extortion allegation is nothing but a wholesale falsehood, packaged in a phantom anti-graft facade to taint, stain and mute me. That shall never happen if I am alive.”