Babalele Abdullahi, a son in law of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering.
Abdullahi’s arrest was made by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday in Abuja at his Maitama residence, a statement released by Atiku’s media team claimed.
According to the statement, “The EFCC agents numbering about two dozen came in two 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.
“It was gathered that the petition relied upon to invade the residence and office of Babalele was authored by a brother of the wife of President Buhari.”
The suspect it was gathered, his the finance director of Atiku’s group of companies.