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