The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it arrested Babalele Abdullahi, son-inlaw of Atiku Abubakar over alleged money laundering.
Tony Orilade, acting spokesman of EFCC, said in an interview Monday that Abdullahi is in the commission’s custody.
“We are investigating a case of money laundering against Abdullahi. We shall speak at the appropriate time,” Orilade said.
Though Orilade declined to disclose the figure involved in the laundering allegation against Abdullahi, the amount is said to be around 150 million Euros, TheCable writes.
Atiku, in a statement by his Paul Ibe, his media aide, raised the alarm over the arrest of Abdullahi during the weekend.
The former vice-president said EFCC operatives invaded Abdullahi’s residence in a “desperate move” to make him concede and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he lost the election to.
Atiku however vowed not to be cowed, as he unveiled a legal team to help reclaim his ;stolen mandate’.