The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released Taminu Turaki, the lead council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The Cable reports that the Turaki, who is a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Atiku’s presidential campaign deputy DG, was arrested after the anti-graft agency invited him to sign a bail document for Abubakar’s son-in-law, Babalele Abdullahi.
Abubakar’s spokesman, Paul Ibe told The Cable that Turaki is the lawyer in charge of the suit to challenge the outcome of the presidential election.
“He is the one coordinating the team of lawyers, so you should just use your tongue to count your teeth to understand why he has been arrested,” Paul Ibe had confirmed.
However, according to The Cable, Turaki was grilled over alleged involvement in money laundering of up to N10 million.
It was alleged that he laundered the said amount when he headed the committee on Boko Haram amnesty during his time as the minister of special duties under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.