- EFCC sets free Babalele Abdullahi, Atiku’s son-in-law
- Turaki remains in EFCC custody after arrest
After detaining Babalele Abdullahi, Atiku’s son-in-law for almost four days, Nigeria’s anti-graft agency has set him free, even though it said he was arrested for money laundering.
Babalele Abdullahi is the son in-law to Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just-concluded presidential election.
InfomediaNG in its March 4, 2019 report told you that Tanimu Turaki, Atiku political associate was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Babalele was arrested on March 2, 2019 by operatives of the anti-graft agency after a search conducted at both his office and home in Abuja.
Main opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) alleged that the arrest was aimed at at discouraging Atiku from challenging President Buhari’s victory at the court.
The party and Atiku had accused the ruling APC of using state apparatus to intimidate its strongholds and its supporters.
Babalele is also the finance director of a group of companies owned by Atiku.
At the time of filing this report, Tanimu Turaki arrested by EFCC on March 4, 2019 was still in the detention of the anti-graft agency.
Turaki, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and PDP presidential aspirant in the 2019 general election was also a former minister during the regime of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
At this time of this report, EFCC hasn’t released an official statement about the release of Atiku’s son-in-law neither Turaki’s continued detention.
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