The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, denied claims it raided the apartment of former vice president Atiku Abubakar’s sons.
Responding to the statement by Head of the Atiku Media Office, Paul Ibe, who alleged that EFCC officials raided the apartments of Aliyu and Mustapha Atiku-Abubakar, two sons of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in Maitama, Abuja on Saturday.
The Nigeria’s anti-corruption body, said such claims were untrue, saying it only arrested Ogbonna Orji, son of senator Theodore Orji.
The EFCC said the arrest made was “over money laundering, has absolutely nothing to do with the son of ex-VP Atiku Abubakar.”
In a statement by the EFCC: “They were arrested at about 5 am on Saturday, and they led operatives to their three-flat apartment, where documents retrieved showed that it was rented at a rate of N13million per annum,”
“They have so far given useful information to the EFCC, which is aiding in investigations. It should be made clear that the EFCC never “went after” Atiku’s sons, neither was Atiku’s son arrested by the EFCC,”
Also in another statement released by The PDP at the weekend, accusing the EFCC of freezing the bank accounts of its vice presidential candidate Peter Obi. No evidence has been provided for these claims yet.
The Ex-Abia governor has been under investigations by the EFCC, for money laundering activities, which was discovered to have been carried out through his sons and the trail of cars allegedly bought by the sons has been on.