Atiku Abubakar

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will arraign Abdullahi Babalele, the son-in-law to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, on a two counts charge bordering on allegations of money laundering.

It was gathered that the defendant is currently in EFCC custody and will be arraigned before Justice Nicolas Oweibo of the Federal High Court, Lagos on Wednesday, the 14th of August.

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According to the charge filed and signed on behalf of the EFCC by its prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo, Abdullahi committed the offence in February 2019.

The two counts against Abdullahi reads: That you ABDULLAHI BABALELE on or about the 20th day of February, 2019 in Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court. procured Bashir Mohammed to make cash payment of the sum of $140,000. 00 (One Hundred and Forty Thousand United State Dollars) without going through a financial institution, which sum exceeded the amount authorized by Law and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(c) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under Section 16(2)(b) of the same Act.

That you ABDULLAHI BABALELE on or about the 20th day of February,2019 in Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, aided Bashir Mohammed to make cash payment of the sum of $140,000. 00 (One Hundred and Forty Thousand United State Dollars) without going through financial institution, which sum exceeded the amount authorized by Law and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under Section 16(2)(b) of the same Act.