Contrary to media report, the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) may not have anything against the children of former Vice President Atiku Abubarkar after all , as indications have emerged that the Commission is actually after the children of former Abia state Governor, Theodore Orji accused of laundering money for their father.
The Commission’s spokesperson, Mr Tony Orilade while speaking with Thepage on the issue said the weekend raid on the Maitama ,Abuja abode of Atiku children was actually targeted at Orji’s children and has “absolutely nothing to do with Atiku’s son”
Explaining events that led to the report, Orilade said the EFCC is investigating the former Abia governor, Sen. Theodore Orji over money laundering and discovered he laundered part of the money through his sons and “we have been on the trail of the cars allegedly bought by the sons”
He narrated that ” last Friday, we traced the car to a nite club in Abuja. In order not to cause panic, we waited until the business of the club was over and when the owner of the car came to enter to take off, we arrested him and his friend who has a similar brand.
” That was about 5am on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The two boys we arrested were Ogbonna Orji, 32, and Kelvin Ilonah. While Orji’s Car, a Range Rover is valued at about N100 million, kelvins car also a range is valued at about N35 Million. In the course of further interrogation, the two boys led us to their apartment, three flats, which documents retrieved from the apartment showed it was rented for N13 million each par annum. “
“Another brand new Prado Jeep, 2017 model was recovered from the boys. The two boys in question gave useful information to the Commission which is helping in our investigation.”
He said the EFCC, as a responsible organisation is abreast of the establishment mandate and shall not deviate from such mandate.
“We never went after Atiku’s sons neither were Atiku’s sons among the two boys arrested. There is no link with Atiku.” he submitted.