Shehu Sani’s Trial: Court admits $25,000 cash evidence, recorded conversations

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has admitted in evidence $25,000 cash purportedly returned by Senator Shehu Sani to a businessman, Alhaji Sani Dauda of ASD Motors Limited, from whom he supposedly collected it under false pretence.

Sani is being tried before the court on charges relating to his alleged obtaining of $25,000 from Dauda under false pretense, claiming that the said funds would be used to bribe judges.

Dauda had while testifying earlier in the case, told the court that Senator Sani later returned the money on learning that he petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The complainant also said he recorded the conversations between him and Sani when he returned the money and pleaded with him for forgiveness.

Testifying on Wednesday as the 10th prosecution witness, an EFCC’s operative, who is the Investigative Police Officer (IPO) in the case, Bako Aliyu said Daudu brought the cash to his office, claiming it was returned to him by Sani.

Lead prosecution’s lawyer, Ekele Iheanacho tendered the cash and some compact disc, which the witness said contain audio recordings of the conversations between the complainant and the defendants.

The court admitted the items in evidence and adjourned till December this year for the discs to be played in open court.

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