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EFCC Allegedly Raids Atiku’s Sons’ House, Arrests Sons of Orji
EFCC Arrests Former Governor Orji's Sons
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) has reportedly raided a building with apartments belonging to sons of presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and former governor, Theodore Orji in Abuja.
The agency reportedly arrested Chiemeka Orji and his brother as Atiku’s sons were absent during the raid because they were studying for their master’s degree, abroad.
The incident was reportedly confirmed by Paul Ibe, a spokesperson for the Atiku Abubakar family, on Sunday, December 10.
According to Ibe, the officers who conducted the grievous act of intimidation were unable to find anything implicating.
According to sources informed about the raid, those who executed it were from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Sources also claimed that the ex governor’s son was allegedly taken to the EFCC office in Abuja alongside his brother, and two vehicles were confiscated from them, Legit.ng reports.
“When the EFCC officers arrived on Saturday, they met Theodore Orji’s sons at home, because they both live in the same building.
“They asked to see the apartment of Aliyu and Mustapha Atiku-Abubakar but Theodore Orji’s sons refused to show them, saying their friends are out of the country, anyway.
“The EFCC operatives then said they have intelligence that a large cache of dollars had been kept in the apartment which they had come to recover. They forcibly searched the apartment, but there was no hard currency or anything that could be construed as fraudulently damning.”
Reports claimed that Orji’s sons were released soon after they were questioned at the EFCC office, however, as at Monday morning, December 10, two cars belonging to them were still in possession of the anti-graft agency.
When contacted, an EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, reportedly said he had no immediate knowledge of the operation, and expressed strong doubts that Abubakar’s sons’ home could be raided.
However, he said the EFCC has been investigating Orji, and it was possible the former governor’s children were the target of further investigation into how state funds were used during his 2007 to 2015 tenure, Legit.ng reports.