EFCC (The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) arrested Atiku’s finance director, Alhaji Babalele Abdulahi. Mr. Babadele Abdulahi is Atiku’s son in-law and he is also in charge of managing Atiku businesses on the financial side.
However, Atiku’s spokesperson believed that this move was preplanned to intimidate Atiku because he did not concede the election to president Buhari.
He was arrested and he went to EFCC office to give a deposition, no charges was filled against Babalele by EFF. Charges are pending and we will update this post as soon as it become available.
“The EFCC agents numbering about two dozen came in 2 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,” the statement read. The statement added that Atiku “recognizes the constitutional role of the EFCC and indeed any other agency of the government to carry out investigations, but will not be cowed by any attempt to blackmail him into mortgaging his mandate.” – Mr, Paul Ibe Atiku’s media adviser