The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abuabark raised an alarm on Saturday that the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has arrested his son in law, Alhaji Babalele Abdullahi.
This was communicated through his media aide, Paul Ibe.
Ibe disclosed that EFCC whisked Abdullahi away in two regular vehicles, an 18-seater Toyota bus with registration plate CS 522 RSH and a Hilux.
Atiku’s Son-in-law’s private residence was invaded at about 8.30 am on Saturday, however, EFCC was not given access until Abdullahi’s lawyer arrived.
He said, “In a desperate move to have Atiku Abubakar concede and congratulate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, officials of EFCC at about 8.30am today (Saturday) invaded the Maitama residence of Babalele. They were, however, not given access into the house until his lawyers arrived.
“The EFCC agents numbering about two dozens 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.
Ibe said he won’t be cowed by any attempt to blackmail him into mortgating his mandate even though he recognizes the constitutional role of the EFCC and other agency of the government to carry out investigations.
Atiku vowed not to mortgage the mandate of Nigerians which was given to him on the 23rd of February.