Shehu Sani shuns lie detector test, wants to swear with the Quran in alleged $24,000 extortion scandal
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.
Though Sani opted to swear by the Holy Qur’an, it is however speculated that he might undergo the polygraph test with his wife today January 7 as he has already been moved out of his detention cell to the Polygraph Clinic in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) annex in Wuse 2, Abuja.
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.”
A highly-placed source said Sani was asked to put his resistance into writing for record purposes.
“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.” the source told The Natiom
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“So far, Dauda has not withdrawn his petition against Senator Sani because he told our team that he was sure of his facts.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.”