A critic of the President, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari [retd.], Sen. Shehu Sani, has been released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] after perfecting his bail conditions.
The former lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district in the National Assembly is facing trial for alleged extortion and bribery. He spent four weeks in custody before he was released on Thursday.
Photographs showing the embattled ex-lawmaker had flooded the internet and social media.
An EFCC official confirmed the development.
The anti-graft agency arrested the ex-lawmaker last December for failing to honour several invitations over allegations that he extorted $24,000 from the Chairman of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda.
The agency alleged that Sani extorted the money from Dauda to shield him from an ongoing criminal investigation.
The commission also searched his residence and office in Abuja.
Sani, a fiery critic of the government, has consistently maintained his innocence.
He was charged on two counts bordering on advanced free fraud and bribery with the intention to bribe the EFCC Chairman.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Sani was admitted to bail on Monday by Justice Inyan Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, in the sum of N10m with one surety, who must have a landed property within the Federal Capital Territory.