A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State has granted bail to Abdullahi Babalele the son in-law to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in 2019 general election.
Abdullahi Babalele was arraigned for allegedly laundered $140,000 during the 2019 general elections.
The judge of the federal High court in Lagos, Justice Nicholas Oweibo granted him bail in the sum of N20million with one surety in like sum.
According to the judge, he rules that the surety must be resides in Lagos and must produce evidence of means through an affidavit. He requested Babalele to deposit his passport in the court.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had on Wednesday arraigned Babalele for allegedly laundering $140,000 during the general elections.
Mr. Adullahi pleaded not guilty to the two-count charges leveled against him.
The EFCC also arraigned Atiku’s lawyer.
Atiku’s lawyer, Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie and his brother Erhunse Giwa-Osagie, were arraigned on a separate charge of money laundering to the tune of $2million.
One of the People’s Democratic Party’s chieftain reacted to the situation, says the commission is an extension of the ruling All Progressives Party.
He further expressed dismay on the way Buhari’s government is tackling governance, he believed that if you are on the opposition you should be treated as a criminal.
“There must be a vibrant opposition in any democracy.