Sen Shehu Sani: ‘I Don’t Trust Lie Detectors, I Prefer The Quran’

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Former Senator Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani on Monday January 6 refused to take a lie detector test over the alleged $24,000 he was accused of extorting from the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda. 

Sani, who represented Kaduna Central senatorial district in the national assembly from 2015 to 2019, was arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on December 31, 2019 for allegedly extorting the sum from Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda.

The Nation reported he said;

 “I won’t take the test; I do not trust the machine. I am not sure whether or not the machine is working well.

“Instead of polygraph, give me the Holy Qur’an to swear with.”

Cajoled by EFCC detectives to “put his resistance in a statement on oath for record purposes”, one highly-placed source said: “following his refusal, our detectives did not force him to go through the test.

“But they asked him to write a statement on his refusal to undergo polygraph because he had earlier sworn by his grave but he has not been straightforward.”

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda who has allegedly been under pressure to withdraw the petition is expected to go through the polygraph test with his wife today January 7.

A source told The Nation;

 “Mrs. Dauda was expected to be interrogated on Monday (yesterday) but she was slightly indisposed. The complainant got in touch with us and promised to come with his wife on Wednesday.

“So far, Dauda has not withdrawn his petition against Senator Sani because he told our team that he was sure of his facts.

“On his part, Sani said he did not extort any money from Dauda. The job of the investigators is to get to the root of transactions between the accuser and the accused. We will crack this case.”

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