As the accusations and counter-accusations continue between embattled Senator Shehu Sani and CEO of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may be inching closer to administering a lie detector test on both men.
Dauda says the senator extorted $24,000 from him under the guise of helping him resolve an ongoing case with the EFCC. He said he gave Sani $10,000 in November 2019, which he said the former lawmaker promised to pass on to EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
The ASD Motors boss also accused Sani of asking for N4m to be given to Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko.
However, Sani has vehemently denied the allegations, saying that the only transaction he had with ASD Motors was car purchase.
However, The Nation reported, quoting an unnamed EFCC source, that investigators will interview Dauda’s wife on Monday over the matter before deciding whether to proceed with the lie detector test which will determine who is lying between the two men.
Also called a Polygraph, a lie detector test is a device or procedure that measures and records several physiological indicators such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and skin conductivity while a person is asked and answers a series of questions.
Wikipedia says, “The belief underpinning the use of the polygraph is that deceptive answers will produce physiological responses that can be differentiated from those associated with non-deceptive answers.”
The EFCC recently said it obtained a court order to detain Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate, for 14 days.
Sani was arrested on Tuesday, December 31.