The Economic and Financial Crime Commission on Monday has denied raiding the residence of Atiku’s son’s and described the allegations that its operatives raided the Abuja home of Atiku Abubakar’s sons, as nothing nevertheless lies.
The EFCC talked about in a group of tweets that detectives solely searched the house the place the son of a former Governor of Abia State, Senator Theodore Orji, resides.
Atiku’s two youngsters, Mustapha and Aliyu, reside within the an identical compound as Orji’s son
But the camp of the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Abubakar Atiku, on Monday described the raid by the operatives of the EFCC on his sons’ condominium in a setting up at Maitama, Abuja as an act of intimidation in opposition to him.
Atiku who spoke by the Head, the Atiku Media Office, Mr. Paul Ibe, in an interview with actually certainly one of our correspondents, talked about EFCC carried out the search on the condominium the place Aliyu and Mustapha reside on Saturday.
Ibe added that they found nothing incriminating on Atiku’s sons.
According to him, the search was an act of intimidation on Atiku as, in step with him, officers of the Muhammadu Buhari authorities perceived the PDP presidential candidate as their ‘tormentor-in-chief.’
Ibe talked about, “After having arrested the son of Theodore Orji, they requested him to make them the residence of Atiku’s youngsters. He talked about he did not know them. The EFCC searched the house.
According to the EFCC, Orji’s son, Ogbonna, and his pal, Kelvin Ilonah, have been arrested as part of investigations into the ex governor, who’s alleged to have embezzled billions of naira all through his eight-year tenure as governor.
The EFCC talked about, “This is nothing nevertheless one different tales by moonlight. It is throughout the info that we have got been investigating the earlier Abia State governor, Senator Theodore Orji, over alleged N27bn laundering. In the course of investigation, we discovered that he laundered part of the money by his sons.
“We have been on the trail of some of the purchases made by his sons, along with the vehicles the boys allegedly bought.
“Last Friday, we traced certainly one of many vehicles to a night membership in Abuja. In order to not set off panic, we waited until the enterprise of the membership was over and when the proprietor of the suspected vehicle obtained right here to take off, we arrested him and his pal who has an an identical mannequin of vehicle. That was about 5am on Saturday, December 8, 2018.
“The two boys we arrested have been Ogbonna Orji, 32, and Kelvin Ilonah. While Orji’s vehicle, a Range Rover is valued at about N100m, Ilonah’s vehicle, moreover a Range Rover, is valued at about N35m.
“In the course of extra interrogation, the two boys led us to their condominium, three flats, and paperwork retrieved from the condominium confirmed it was rented for N13m each each year.
“Another brand new Prado, a 2017 model, was recovered from the boys in the compound. The two boys in question gave useful information to the commission which is helping in further investigation.”
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in an announcement described the raid as unleashing of violence on Atiku’s sons by what he known as the Buhari Presidency-controlled EFCC.
He added that the raid was vicious, outrageous, dirty and reprehensible.
PDP spreading fake info, says Presidency
Meanwhile, the Presidency has dismissed as untrue the report that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration ordered a raid on the home of the sons of Atiku.
It moreover described as “fake news”, one different report that the monetary establishment accounts of his working mate, Peter Obi, and people of his family members have been frozen.
In an announcement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, the Presidency urged Nigerians to ignore the PDP, which it claimed was now recognized for spreading fake info.
The Presidency acknowledged,
“The story in regards to the raid ‘ordered by Buhari-led government ‘on the home of PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s sons and the fairy story on the alleged blockage of the monetary establishment accounts of the working mate, Peter Obi and his family are every untrue, and must be dismissed as merely one different manifestation of the PDP’s rising expertise in fake info.
“Nigerians must be turning into cautious by now, of a political get along with fully nothing to produce throughout the coming elections and has as an alternative, reworked proper right into a knight in shining armour, slaying the truth.
“In this so-called transformation, the PDP has grow to be nothing nevertheless to a ceaselessly flowing stream of fake info.
“It is just not attainable to hunt out in Nigeria for the time being, anyone propagating fake info better than the PDP.
“Our advice to Nigerians is: ignore them.”