Mr. Babalele Abdullahi, the son-in-law to the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
He was released along with Atiku’s finance director who was also arrested by the commission on Saturday. Reports have it that Abdullahi was released after the anti-graft agency invited Tanimu Turaki, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) leading the defense team of Atiku to sign a bail document for him.
Recall that the Commission arrested Babalele, over an alleged €150 million money laundering. Atiku’s son-in-law was arrested on the ground that he could use hard currency to unduly influence the outcome of many polls taking place in the country.
Recall that PDP had asked EFCC to release Atiku’s son-in-law, noting that his arrest was not justified.