EFCC probing N61.4billion brought into Nigeria by Atiku before the February 23 election.
The source who craved anonymity said that the case was ongoing and that Abdullahi “may be released soon”.
The sources said the money, about N61.4 billion
came in before the election
Abdullahi, also Atiku’s son-in-law, was arrested on Saturday by EFCC operatives at his Maitama residence.
Atiku’s media Aide, Mr Paul Ibe alleged that the arrest was part of a “desperate move” to make Atiku concede and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari, the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at about 8.30 a.m. on Saturday invaded the Maitama residence of Abdullahi.
“The EFCC agents numbering about two dozens came in two regular vehicles, an 18-seater Toyota bus (registration Abuja CS 522 RSH) and a Hilux van.
“They came with a search warrant to search the house and office of Abdullah and found nothing incriminating.
“They then proceeded to his office at Oakland Centre in Maitama and found nothing incriminating there.
“However, they took away some documents of landed properties. Not done, the EFCC officials stormed his Wuse residence where they again found nothing incriminating after the search.
“Afterwards, Abdullahi was taken away to the EFCC office in Wuse to make a statement alongside Mr. Lawan
the Acting Spokesman of the EFCC, Mr Tony Orilade, he said that “yes, he is with us.