The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned Abdullahi Babalele, who is said to be a son-in-law of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. This is for allegedly laundering $140,000 in the build-up to the 2019 general elections.
Also, Uyiekpen Osagie-Giwa who is said to be Atiku’s lawyer was separately arraigned for allegedly laundering $2m. This is in connection with the polls.
Atiku contested against President Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Both Babalele and Osagie-Giwa were arraigned before the Federal High Court in Lagos.
They pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Justice Nicholas Oweibo adjourned till Thursday to take their bail applications.
The judge has ordered that they be returned to the EFCC custody.