The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday searched the houses and office of Senator Shehu Sani in Abuja.
According to reports operatives of the EFCC carried out the search as part of the ongoing probe of the former lawmaker for alleged extortion of $24,000 from the Chairman of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda.
A senior official said the commission obtained a search warrant from a Chief Magistrate’s Court before carrying out the searches.
“We followed due process by obtaining a search warrant from a Chief Magistrate’s Court and we ensured that the suspect was present during the exercise.
“So far, nothing was found against him during the operation and the former senator has been returned to our custody,” the source explained.
Dauda, also in his petition to the EFCC, had claimed that the former senator demanded N4m from him to give to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, and other four judges to influence some pending cases in court.