The Federal High Court has granted Senator Shehu Sani bail of ten million naira in Abuja.
The senator who represented Kaduna Central, was accused of receiving money in the name of EFCC, acting chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu.
A familiar source told journalists that Mr. Sani was apprehended, following a leak that he took money from a popular business man in Kaduna.
Since his alleged extortion, Sani has been on the custody of EFCC.
A top source at the EFCC, who asked for anonymity as he was not authorised to speak on the matter, said Mr Sani collected $10,000 from Mr Dauda.
Another source in Kaduna said Mr Sani returned the money to Mr Dauda after the deal leaked and the businessman was invited by EFCC to make a statement.
Following a conflict between him and his former in-law, a famous Kaduna car dealer, Sani Dauda, was said to have been approached by Mr Sani to help him get EFCC to dig up alleged crimes of his estranged in-law.