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Why We Are Investigating Atiku’s Finance Director – EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disclosed it had begun investigation of alleged money-laundering by the Finance Director of Atiku Abubakar’s group of companies, Alhaji Babalele Abdullahi.
Acting Spokesman of the EFCC, Tony Orilade, stated this in Abuja on Monday.
Orilade confirmed to News Agency of Nigeria that Abdullahi was in the commission’s custody.
He said: “We are investigating a case of money laundering against Abdullahi.
“We shall speak at the appropriate time.”
Orilade declined to disclose the figure involved in the laundering allegation against Abdullahi, but investigation revealed that it was about 150 million Euros.
Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (EFCC) candidate in the February 23, 2019 presidential election, few days ago raised an alarm over the arrest of Abdullahi by EFCC operatives, who invaded his residence.
In a statement in Abuja by his Media Aide, Paul Ibe, the former Vice President alleged that in a “desperate move” to make him concede and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) flag bearer, who was declared the winner of the presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the EFCC invaded the Maitama residence of Abdullahi.
Abubakar said: “The EFCC agents numbering about two dozen came in two regular vehicles, an 18-seater Toyota bus with registration number Abuja CS 522 RSH and a Hilux van.
“They came with a warrant to search the house and office of Abdullahi 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 searching.
“Afterwards, Abdullahi was taken away to the EFCC office in Wuse to make a statement.”


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