Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday arrested two sons of former Abia State governor Theodore Orji.
The arrest as reported by The Eagle Online was carried out over allegations of cash being stashed at the home of Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar’s two sons.
The Eagle Online reported on Monday that the arrest was confirmed by Paul Ibe, Mr Abubakar’s spokesman.
Mr Ibe said that the arrest was carried out in an apartment in Maitama, Abuja where Senator Orji’s sons live in a flat.
Abubakar’s two sons also have a flat in the same apartment.
The Eagle Online said that one of Orji’s sons is called Chiemeka, while Atiku’s sons identified as Mustapha and Aliyu are reported to be in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for their master’s programme.
On arrival, EFCC operatives discovered that Abubakar’s sons were not in the country.
They then reportedly quizzed Chiemeka and his brother, demanding to know where Abubakar stashes money in the house.
They were said to have told the Orjis that they had information that they (the Orjis) knew about the movement of cash into the house.
They asked Chiemeka and his brother to lead them to the flat occupied by the Abubakars but were told they didn’t have access to the flat.
The duo also denied knowledge of money being stashed in the compound.
They were then taken to the EFCC Abuja headquarters where they were questioned for several hours.
Though they were released, the Orjis had two of their vehicles towed away to the EFCC premises.
They are yet to retrieve their vehicles as at press time.
The EFCC is yet to issue a statement on this development as at press time.