Shehu Sani: Sowore storms court in solidarity, as bank officials testify

Convener of the #RevolutionNow campaign and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoleye Sowere on Tuesday stormed a Federal High Court in Abuja in solidarity support of the embattled former Senator, Shehu Sani.

The former lawmaker, Shehu Sani is facing an alleged criminal charge bordering on involvement in extortion and name- dropping, filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

During court proceedings, the prosecution witness to the EFCC, Beckly Ojo a staff of Guarantee Trust Bank disclosed that the sum of N3.5m was transferred to Zailani Shanono of ASD Motors through a cheque written in favor of GTbank. Ojo said this during a cross examination section of the resumed trial of the embattled former Senator.

When the witness, was asked to take a look at the defendant to ascertain if he was the beneficiary of the the account used in carrying out the transaction that paid money into Zailani’s account, he insisted that he was unable to recognize him as he had never had a one-on-one encounter with Zailani before.

Also, Miss Elizabeth Moka, a staff of GTbank and second prosecution witness to EFCC, disclosed that on November 20, 2020, the sum of N5m was debited from ASD Motors.

Elizabeth maintained that the signatory to the account which the money was debited was Alhaji Sani Dauda whom she had never seen and so she could not ascertain whether the defendant was the acclaimed Alhaji Sani Dauda.

Justice Inyang Ekwo however dismissed the witnesses and adjourned the case till February 26th, 2020 for further hearing.

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