January 20, (THEWILL) – Spokesperson of the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC-PCC), Festus Keyamo (SAN), has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking the arrest of Atiku Abubakar, Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for alleged corruption.
Joined in the suit are, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Offences Related Commission (ICPC) and Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).
THEWILL earlier reported that Keyamo, on Wednesday, issued a 72-hour ultimatum to the EFCC, ICPC and the CCB, to arrest former Vice-President, Atiku, over alleged corruption, purportedly exposed by his purported aide, Michael Achimugu.
In his earlier petition to the anti-graft agencies on Wednesday, Keyamo, relying on a purported viral audio of Achimugu, had alleged that the former Vice President and ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo, siphoned public funds through Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) between 1999 and 2007.
He had said Atiku should be arrested and prosecuted for alleged offences against the Code of Conduct for Public Officers, Money Laundering, Criminal Breach of Trust and Criminal Misappropriation and Conspiracy.
However, in a suit filed on Friday, Keyamo asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to compel the anti-graft agencies to investigate the matter and prosecute Atiku.