Nigeria

Atiku’s lawyer and son-in-law remanded in EFCC custody after arraignment for money laundering,




EFCC Officials on duty

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday, August 14th arraigned Abdullahi Babalele, said to be a son-in-law of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for allegedly laundering $140,000 in the build-up to the 2019 general elections.

Also, Uyiekpen Osagie-Giwa, said to be Atiku’s lawyer, was separately arraigned for allegedly laundering $2m, in connection with the polls.

Both Babalele and Osagie-Giwa were arraigned before the Federal High Court in Lagos and they pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo adjourned till Thursday to take their bail applications. The judge ordered that they be returned to the EFCC custody.




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