May 1, 2018

Murder allegation: Sani honours police invitation, gets bail

Shehu Sani, EFCC

Shehu Sani

ABUJA—SENATOR representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, has been granted bail by the police in a case of alleged murder and criminal conspiracy.

The senator had been invited by Kaduna commissioner of police for questioning after a suspect arrested in a murder case allegedly implicated him.

On January 31, 2018, Isa Garba, the suspect reportedly arrested by the military, was said to have narrated how he participated in the killing of one Lawal Madugu but later said some soldiers forced him to implicate the senator as the man who hired people to kill Maiduna.Writing via his Twitter handle yesterday, Sani said he honoured the police invitation and was granted bail afterwards.

He wrote: “The police invited me to appear today by 10:45am. I honored the invitation, with clear conscience. I wrote my statements. I was granted ‘self bail’. I have left.”

The lawmaker had earlier alleged that his political opponents in the state planned to frame him for murder.