EFCC To Arraign Atiku’s Son-In-Law, Wednesday For Money Laundering

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar’s son-in-law shall be arraigned in court for money laundering on Wednesday.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a two-count charge bordering on allegations of Money Laundering against Abdullahi Babalele who is a son in-law to former Vice President Atiku.

According to the charge signed on behalf of the EFCC by its prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo, Abdullahi committed the offence in February, 2019.

The two counts against Abdullahi are: “that you Abdulahi Babalele on or about the 20th day of February, 2019 in Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court. procured Bashir Mohammed to make cash payment of the sum of $140,000. 00 (One Hundred and Forty Thousand United State Dollars) without going through a financial institution, which sum exceeded the amount authorized by Law and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(c) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under Section 16(2)(b) of the same Act.”

Also, the second count reads: “that you Abdulahi Babalele on or about the 20th day of February,2019 in Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, aided Bashir Mohammed to make cash payment of the sum of $140,000. 00 (One Hundred and Forty Thousand United State Dollars) without going through financial institution, which sum exceeded the amount authorized by Law and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under Section 16(2)(b) of the same Act.

Babalele is currently in EFCC custody and will be arraigned before Justice Nicolas Oweibo of the Federal high court, Lagos on August 14.

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