Just In: Efcc says arrest of Orji’s son has nothing to do with Atiku

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said the arrest of the son of a former governor of Abia state, Theodore Orji, has nothing to do with Atiku Abubakar.

There were reports earlier that the anti-graft agency had searched the apartment of two sons of the former vice President in Maitama, Abuja.

The building which houses the apartment being occupied by the younger Atikus, also houses that which is occupied by the former governor’s son, Ogbonna Orji.

Although earlier report didn’t state that the son of the former governor was arrested as sources quoted by Premium Times, who broke the news said though the officers also searched the apartment of Orji’s son, the Atikus were of paramount interest to the EFCC operatives.

The EFCC via its official Twitter handle has come forward to set the record straight and put an end to speculations, by revealing to the public, that Theodore Orji’s son was arrested but the arrest has nothing to with the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party,(PDP).

See statement below

#Alert The recent arrest of Ogbonna Orji, son of Sen. Theodore Orji, over money laundering, has absolutely nothing to do with son of ex-VP Atiku Abubakar.

The former Abia governor has been under investigations by the EFCC, for money laundering activities, which was discovered to have been carried out through his sons.

The EFCC had been on the trail of cars allegedly bought by the sons, and last Friday the cars were traced to a night club in Abuja, where operatives waited patiently through the night to arrest the owners – Ogbonna and his friend, Kelvin Ilonah.

They were arrested at about 5am on Saturday, and they led operatives to their three-flat apartment, where documents retrieved showed that it was rented at a rate of N13million per annum.

They have so far given useful information to the EFCC, which is aiding in investigations. It should be made clear that the EFCC never “went after” Atiku’s sons, neither was Atiku’s son arrested by the EFCC.

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