The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has debunked the news that the house belonging to the People’s Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s sons were raided by its officers.
Reports had gone the rounds on Monday that the house belonging to Atiku’s sons was raided by the EFCC.
The EFCC in a press statement, however, said it was the son of Senator Theodore Orji, Ogbonna, who had been on the trail of the commission that its operatives went after and not Atiku’s sons.
AceGist investigation shows that Ogbonna Orji’s house and Atiku’s sons house are close in Maitama, Abuja.
The Full Statement read:
#Alert The recent arrest of Ogbonna Orji, son of Sen. Theodore Orji, over money laundering, has absolutely nothing to do with son of ex-VP Atiku Abubakar.
The former Abia governor has been under investigations by the EFCC, for money laundering activities, which was discovered to have been carried out through his sons.
The EFCC had been on the trail of cars allegedly bought by the sons, and last Friday the cars were traced to a night club in Abuja, where operatives waited patiently through the night to arrest the owners – Ogbonna and his friend, Kelvin Ilonah.
They were arrested at about 5am on Saturday, and they led operatives to their three-flat apartment, where documents retrieved showed that it was rented at a rate of N13million per annum.
They have so far given useful information to the EFCC, which is aiding in investigations. It should be made clear that the EFCC never “went after” Atiku’s sons, neither was Atiku’s son arrested by the EFCC.
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