Flash: Atiku’s Son-In-Law, Lawyer Arraigned In Lagos For Money Laundering

Anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arraigned Abdullahi Babalele, who is a son-in-law to Atiku Abubakar, for allegedly laundering $140,000 in the build-up to the 2019 general elections.

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has his lawyer Uyiekpen Osagie-Giwa, was separately arraigned for allegedly laundering $2m, in connection with the polls.

Atiku contested against President Muhammadu Buhari in the February election. He was the main opposition candidate. His lawyer and son-in-law were arrested close to the election.

Both Babalele and Osagie-Giwa were arraigned before the Federal High Court in Lagos.

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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