Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, has said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) only goes after the ants, lacking the courage to go after the real snakes and vultures in government.
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He said this in a statement on Saturday after he was released on bail by the anti-graft agency after spending 30 days in custody.
Sani also accused the commission of forcing him to declare his assets, complaining that his human rights were violated.
The rights activist also said they tried to subject him to polygraph lie detector tests, blocked his accounts, seized his phones and kept him in the underground cell of the agency for 30 days.
“My incarceration for 30 days in the jail of EFCC was unfair, unjust and a clear breach of my fundamental rights and hence stands condemned.
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“During my unjust stay in the EFCC cell, I was subjected to traumatizing interrogations; My houses and offices were searched.
“They compelled me to declare my assets, they tried to subject me to polygraph lie detector tests, my accounts were blocked, and my phone was seized, all in the name of fictional $24,000 or $25, 000 extortion.
“Our country will continue to be at the bottom strata of the transparency International index as long as our anti-graft agencies only use their might and arsenal to crush ants while lacking the courage, the heart, and the liver to confront the snakes, the vultures and the hyenas of the ruling establishment,” he said.
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Sani said he would abide by his bail conditions, thanking his supporters for their well wishes.