Anti-graft agency Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday raided the homes of 2 of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.
According to Premium Times, agents with the commission visited an apartment building in Abuja where both sons and Chiemeka Orji, son of the former Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, stay.
The apartments of both Aliyu and Mustapha Atiku-Abubakar were searched, sources of Premium Times revealed, as well as Orji’s apartment.
The raid took place a day after it was reported that the bank account of Atiku’s running mate Peter Obi was frozen by federal authorities.
Cars belonging to the Orji sons were reportedly confiscated, along with properties belonging to the Atiku-Abubakar sons.
A source who shared the story 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.