Former senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has been released from Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) custody, having spent four weeks in detention.
EFCC operatives confirmed to Judicialsketch.com that the senator gained his freedom Thursday evening.
Sani was released after perfecting his bail conditions. His arrest and detention followed allegations by EFCC that he was suspected of the crimes of extortion and bribery.
EFCC arrested the ex-lawmaker last December, claiming he failed to honour several invitations over allegations that he extorted $24,000 from the Chairman of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda presumably to shield the businessman from an ongoing criminal investigation. He has denied the allegations.
The former senator was taken to court and charged with two counts bordering on advance fee fraud and bribery, with the intention to bribe the EFCC chairman, charged he pleaded not guilty to.
On Monday, the federal high court in Abuja presided by Justice Inyan Ekwo admitted him to bail in the sum of N10m, with a surety who must own a landed property within the federal capital territory.