Bello El-Rufai, son of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has mocked former Senator Shehu Sani over his arrest for alleged extortion and name-dropping.
Sani was arrested in Abuja on Tuesday for allegedly using the name of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, to extort various sums of money from unsuspecting members of the public.
In a tweet on Tuesday shortly after the news of Sani’s arrest broke, El-Rufai wrote: “There are reports that former Senator and current contender for best blogger of 2019, ‘Comrade’ Shehu Sani has just been arrested by the EFCC operatives on a fraudulent related case. There’s a limit to how deceit under the veil of populism can take you. A leopard and spots.”
Sani used to represent Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly before losing the seat at the 2019 general elections.
In the build-up to the elections, Sani fled the All Progressives Congress (APC) after clashes with El-Rufai all but guaranteed him a no-return ticket for the senatorial seat which eventually went to Uba Sani.