Updated: Judge orders Atiku’s son-in-law, lawyer back in custody over alleged money laundering




Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the federal high court in Lagos, has ordered that Atiku’s son-in-law, Abdullahi Babalele, and lawyer Uyiekpen Osagie-Giwa, be remanded in EFCC’s custody until their bail application is looked into.

 The duo who were arraigned in court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday were alleged for laundering $140,000 in the build-up to the 2019 general elections.

The lawyer Uyiekpen Osagie-Giwa, was separately arraigned for allegedly laundering $2m, in connection with the polls.

Atiku contested against President Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Meanwhile, the duo have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo has since adjourned till Thursday to take their bail applications.

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