EFCC arrests Atiku’s son-in-law

Atiku Abubakar

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has alleged that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested his son-in-law, Babalele Abdullahi.

In a statement on Saturday by his spokesperson, Paul Ibe, Atiku said the Maitama residence of his son-in-law was invaded about 8:30am on Saturday.

Mr Abdullahi is the finance director of Atiku’s group of companies.

He said: “In a desperate move to have Atiku Abubakar concede and congratulate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, officials of EFCC at about 8:30 am today (Saturday) invaded the Maitama residence of Babalele. They were, however, not given access into the house until his lawyers arrived.

“The EFCC agents numbering about two dozens came in two regular vehicles, an 18-seater Toyota bus (registration Abuja CS 522 RSH) and a Hilux van.

“They came with a search warrant to search the house and office of Babalele and found nothing incriminating.

“They then proceeded to his office at Oakland Centre in Maitama and found nothing incriminating there. However, they took away some documents of landed property.

“Not done, the EFCC officials stormed his Wuse residence where they again found nothing incriminating after the search.

“Afterwards, Babalele was taken away to the EFCC office in Wuse to make a statement alongside Mr. Lawan Ayuba. It was gathered that the petition relied upon to invade the residence and office of Babalele was authored by a brother of the wife of President Buhari.”

Atiku further vowed not to give up his resolve to challenge the result of the presidential election which saw President Muhammadu Buhari emerge winner.