Atiku son-in-law released as PDP reveals why EFCC arrest Turaki

We are investigating a case of money laundering against Abdullahi Babalele

Babalele Abdullahi, an associate of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been released by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Abdullahi is Atiku’s son in-law and Finance Director of companies owned by the Wazirin Adamawa.

Segun Sowunmi, Atiku’s spokesman, confirmed the development Tuesday morning on Twitter.
“Atiku Abubakar’s son in-law has been released. That is the way to go. Thank you is in order”, he tweeted.

EFCC had on Monday said it had begun investigation of alleged money-laundering against Abdullahi.

EFCC acting spokesman of EFCC, Mr Tony Orilade, stated: “We are investigating a case of money laundering against Abdullahi. We shall speak at the appropriate time”.
He declined to disclose the figure involved in the laundering allegation against Abdullahi.

Meanwhile, Deputy Director General (Admin) of PDP Campaign Organization, Barr. Tanimu Turaki, has been arrested by the EFCC.

A source in the party confirmed to DAILY POST that Turaki, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was playing a major role in the suit against Buhari’s victory and that it was the reason EFCC was holding him.
He said: “It might interest you to know that Turaki is the one coordinating the body of lawyers for Tuesday’s filing of the suit challenging the mandate stolen by Buhari February 23.

“EFCC swapped Babalele, Lawan and Lawani for Turaki, who came in the afternoon to perfect release of the trio. As the trio were released at about 10.30pm, KTT (Turaki) was detained in their stead.”

Reacting, PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement, noted that Turaki’s arrest and detention is part of the grand plot by the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to use state apparatus of power to intimidate PDP leaders and scuttle PDP’s determination to reclaim its victory in court.
It reads: “Since the people’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the PDP expressed our unwavering determination to reclaim our victory at the tribunal, being armed with overwhelming evidence, our leaders have been subjected to escalated harassments, constant threats, blackmails, cajoling and contrivances by the APC to drop our legal option.

“The PDP, however, states in clear terms that the APC and the Buhari Presidency are fighting a lost battle as no amount of harassment and threats will ever make the party to buckle in its determination to take back the mandate, in line with the wishes and aspirations of Nigerians.

“Nigerians are resolute on this struggle to reclaim the mandate freely given to Atiku Abubakar at the polls and the PDP will pursue this decision to its logical end and secure justice for the Nigerian people”.

Source: Daily Post

EFCC detained Atiku Abubakar Son-in-law

EFCC is investigating Atiku Abubakar son-in-law over alleged money laundering.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is investigating the son-in-law of Atiku Abubakar, Babalele Abdullahi over an alleged N61 billion money laundering case, Daily Trust gathered on Monday.

A top EFCC source told Daily Trust that Abdullahi is being detained by the anti-graft agency to shed more light on the movement of the fund, said to be in foreign currency, 150 million Euros.
The source said, “Yes, he (Babalele) is being investigated over alleged case of money laundering. The sum involved is 150 million Euros. Investigation is ongoing”.

He added that, “He is in EFCC. He will be released soon”.

Babalele was arrested on Saturday 2nd March, 2019 in Abuja.

His Abuja homes and office were raided and some documents were reportedly carted away, before EFCC operatives arrested him.

When contacted, EFCC acting spokesperson Tony Orilade said, “Yes, Babalele is with us. We don’t do our investigation in the media; so I don’t have details for now; but at the appropriate time we shall speak”.

Source: Daily Trust