The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has debunked reports that former Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, was kept in undergound cells.
The zonal office head of the anti-graft agency, Aminu Aliyu, who disclosed this on Wednesday said the commission does not have undergound cells.
Aliyu also alleged that suspects prefer coming back to the cells after arraignment in court than being taken to prison.
According to him, “As you can see for yourself, we do not have underground cells here. Most of the suspects begged the judges to be taken back here because of the facility on ground.
“They eat normal food and three times a day, we have a clinic here where detainees are first treated in case of emergency.
“If anyone of you thinks all these have been arranged, you are welcome to come at anytime you chose, to spend time with us and see for yourself.
“If you want to visit any of our facilities across the country, you don’t need to give us prior notice of your coming. You can even arrange it as a group of reporters if you don’t want to come alone.”
Speaking about the EFCC’s statement, Shehu Sani via his official Twitter page said journalists were not allowed to interact with the inmates.
The Punch reports that they said they don’t have “underground cells” but took journalists to inspect their “detention facilities at the Basement” of their building;And that the Journalists were “not allowed to interact with the inmates”…I’m ok with this report.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) February 5, 2020