The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has presented fresh evidence to prove its bribery allegation against Shehu Sani, a former senator who represented Kaduna central.
The EFCC is prosecuting the former senator on a two-count charge bordering on influence peddling and obtaining the sum of $25,000 from Sani Dauda, owner of ASD Motors, to allegedly bribe the EFCC to shield him from the investigation.
He was also reported to have said he could assist Dauda in influencing the outcome of his case using his connection with Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).
Sani had claimed the $25,000 given to Dauda was part payment for the purchase of the Peugeot vehicle.
But the witness said there was no evidence of vehicle purchase.
However, technical hitches made it impossible to play the English conversation.
Under cross-examination by AA Ibrahim, Sani’s counsel, Aliyu admitted that he was not there when the $25,000 was handed over to EFCC by the complainant.
He also confirmed that in all the written statements obtained from the defendant, there was no admittance of guilt.
He said Magu denied the allegations when he was interviewed.
The witness further told the court that the EFCC began the investigation after it received an oral complaint from Dauda.
The witness said he did not know if the complainant has any pending case with either the EFCC or the CJN to warrant the $25, 000 bribe allegedly paid to the defendant.