The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday reacted to report of its operatives raiding the residence of the sons of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in Abuja.
Spokesperson of the former Vice President, Paul Ibe, while confirming the incident had said that during the search of the residence of Aliyu and Mustapha Atiku-Abubakar, EFCC operatives ended up arresting two other residents of the estate in Maitama, Abuja.
Ibe disclosed that the anti-graft agency confiscated two of their cars but later released them.
But reacting, the anti-graft agency said they arrested one Ogbonna Orji, son of former Abia State governor, Theodore Orji are not Abubakar’s children.
In a series of tweets, the anti-graft agency said the arrest of Ogbonna Orjid has nothing to do with Abubakar’s sons.
The tweets read: “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 EFCC had been on the trail of cars allegedly bought by the sons, and last Friday the cars were traced to a nightclub 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.”
#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.
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) December 10, 2018