Babalele Abdullahi, the Son In-law of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has been released by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Abdullahi who is an associate of Atiku Abubakar is also the finance Director of companies owned by the former Vice President.
Segun Sowunmi, Atiku’s spokesman, confirmed the development Tuesday morning on Twitter.
It reads: “Since the people’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the PDP expressed our unwavering determination to reclaim our victory at the tribunal, being armed with overwhelming evidence, our leaders have been subjected to escalated harassments, constant threats, blackmails, cajoling and contrivances by the APC to drop our legal option.
“The PDP, however, states in clear terms that the APC and the Buhari Presidency are fighting a lost battle as no amount of harassment and threats will ever make the party to buckle in its determination to take back the mandate, in line with the wishes and aspirations of Nigerians.
“Nigerians are resolute on this struggle to reclaim the mandate freely given to Atiku Abubakar at the polls and the PDP will pursue this decision to its logical end and secure justice for the Nigerian people”.
“Atiku Abubakar’s son in-law has been released. That is the way to go. Thank you is in order”, he tweeted.
EFCC had on Monday said it had begun investigation of alleged money-laundering against Abdullahi.
EFCC acting spokesman of EFCC, Mr Tony Orilade, stated: “We are investigating a case of money laundering against Abdullahi. We shall speak at the appropriate time”.
He declined to disclose the figure involved in the laundering allegation against Abdullahi.
Meanwhile, Deputy Director General (Admin) of PDP Campaign Organization, Barr. Tanimu Turaki, has been arrested by the EFCC.