EFCC denies going after Atiku’s son, reveals arrest of ex- Abia governor’s son

EFCC denies going after Atiku’s son, reveals arrest of ex- Abia governor’s son

Monday, December 10, 2018 4:08 pm


Theodore Orji

Nigeria’s main anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has denied reports that it raided the apartment of the son of fomer vice president and presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Alhaji Atiku Abubakar over the weekend.

Rather, the agency said its operatives arrested Ogbonna Orji, son of Sen. Theodore Orji who has been on its radar over money laundering in the weekend raid.

While stating this on its twitter handle, the anti-graft agency said, “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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