EFCC Arraigns Atiku’s Son-in-law for Money Laundering

Crime Watch

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has on Wednesday arraigned Abdullahi Babalele, son-in-law of Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar on a two-count charge of money laundering. The charge accuses Babalele of laundering $140,000in February, leading up to the 2019 general elections.

Babalele was arrested following the suspicions of money laundering but was granted administrative bail by the anti-graft agency.

However, he was rearrested on August 9 by the commission and arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court, Lagos Division.

Also, Atiku’s lawyer and former treasurer, Mr. Uyiekpen Osagie-Giwa has been arrested and arraigned on a separate but similar charge of allegedly laundering $2 million for vote buying during the 2019 polls.

Both Babalele and Giwa pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Justice Oweibo has adjourned the case till Thursday for bail applications, while they return to EFCC custody.