Operatives of EFCC last weekend, reportedly raided a building housing an apartment occupied by two sons of Atiku Abubakar.
According to a report by Premium Times, the raid on Aliyu and Mustapha Atiku-Abubakar’s residence in the posh Maitama neighbourhood comes a day after claims emerged that Atiku’s running mate, Peter Obi, had his bank accounts frozen by federal authorities.
Paul Ibe, a spokesperson for the Atiku Abubakar family, confirmed the search to Premium Times, saying the officers who conducted the “grievous act of intimidation” were “unable to find anything implicating.”
Neither Aliyu nor Mustapha was in town when the anti-graft agents arrived as both are said to be studying for master’s degrees at foreign universities but those with whom they share the building were reportedly taken to the EFCC office and some of their properties confiscated.
The report said, “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.”