Former lawmaker, Shehu Sanni has debunked reports that say he pleaded with officials of the EFCC after he was presented with 13 audio evidence of his involvement in an alleged $25,000 extortion.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant, Sulaiman Ahmed on Saturday, he added that such claims were only aimed at tarnishing his images.
“Our attention has been drawn to a news item that has been trending in the newspapers and social media, alleging that Senator Shehu Sani has begged after listening to some audios presented to him at the EFCC, that his matter with Alhaji Sani Dauda (ASD), should not further be taken to the media,” Ahmed said.
“Our first thought was to discountenance it because of the political dimension the issue is taking, which the public is much aware of. However, such a blatant lie, if left uncleared, could assume a life of its own.
“The statement is false, malicious and aimed at further denigrating the hard-earned image of Senator Shehu Sani. We wish to state without any contradiction that the phone call between Senator Shehu Sani and ASD does not signify any bribery issue.
“The selected cut and join conversations cannot stand as evidence in any court of competent jurisdiction. It is nothing but a desperate attempt to concoct evidence to sustain the ongoing media trial against Senator Shehu Sani.
“It should be noted that Senator Shehu Sani has been having various phone conversations on the conflicting issues with ASD. More so, ASD has already pleaded with Senator Shehu Sani on his mistake of allowing his son to write and for him to have signed the petition to EFCC.”