PDP Presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar tweeted, this on his handle this morning.
He claims the EFCC arrested one of his sons-in-law, Babalele Abdullahi, over the weekend and have kept his lawyer in detention for three weeks now.
A statement released from his office yesterday, says that Abdullahi, who is also the finance director of the Atiku group of companies, was arrested after the EFCC officials in two regular vehicles, an 18-seater Toyota bus with registration Abuja CS 522 RSH and a Hilux had invaded the Maitama residence of Abdullahi and whisked him away.
“In a desperate move to have Atiku Abubakar concede and congratulate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, officials of EFCC at about 8.30am 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” the statement read.