EFCC officials allegedly raids the apartments of Atiku Abubakar’s two sons. The anti-graft operatives also searched the houses of Chiemeka Orji, son of ex- Abia State Governor – Theodore Orji.
As reported by Premium Times, the home of Mr Abubakar’s children was the primary target, an anti-graft spokesperson suggested Chiemeka might have been the target.
The raid on Aliyu and Mustapha Atiku-Abubakar’s residence in the posh Maitama neighbourhood on Saturday comes a day after claims emerged that Mr Abubakar’s running mate, Peter Obi, had his bank accounts frozen by federal authorities. Though the two anti-graft agencies, EFCC and ICPC, have since denied freezing Mr Obi’s accounts.
Paul Ibe, a spokesperson for the Atiku Abubakar family, confirmed this and condemned the actions made by the EFCC operative as a “grievous act of intimidation” since they were “unable to find anything implicating.”
However, sources reported that Aliyu and Mustapha were in town when the anti-graft agents arrived as both are said to be studying for master’s degrees at foreign universities.
A source reportedly stated: “When the EFCC officers arrived on Saturday, they met Theodore Orji’s sons at home, because they both live in the same building.
“They asked to see the apartment of Aliyu and Mustapha Atiku-Abubakar but Theodore Orji’s sons refused to show them, saying their friends are out of the country, anyway.
“The EFCC operatives then said they have intelligence that a large cache of dollars had been kept in the apartment which they had come to recover. They forcibly searched the apartment, but there was no hard currency or anything that could be construed as fraudulently damning.”
Orji’s sons were reportedly released soon after they were questioned at the EFCC office. However, as at Monday morning, December 10, two cars belonging to them were allegedly still in possession of the anti-graft agency.