FORMER senator, Shehu Sani accused of collecting money in the name of the EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has been granted N10million bail by a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday.
The former senator was produced in court for the first time since his arrest by EFCC officials on December 31, 2019.
He was brought before Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja on two counts of bribery and advance fee fraud.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Justice Ekwo dismissed EFCC’s opposition to Sani’s bail application in a ruling he deliver after hearing argument and counter-arguments.
Sani was the senator representing Kaduna Central at the Senate before 2019 general elections in which he lost re-election.
The politician and activist was arrested over alleged extortion of $20,000 from the owner of ASD Motors, promising to pass it on to Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the anti-graft agency.