The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate in the just-concluded presidential election, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the arrest of his son-in-law and family’s financial adviser, Babalele Abdullahi.
The Economic Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had on Saturday arrested Abdullahi.
Abdullahi is a son-in-law and Finance Director of companies owned by Abubakar.
Reacting to the arrest, Abubakar said his family and associates were paying the price of supporting him.
In a tweet, the former Vice President urged those allegedly persecuting his family members and associates to remember that government was meant to pursue peace and justice.
“My son in law and lawyer have been detained, one for 3 weeks and the other recently.
“They are paying the price for supporting me. I urge those now persecuting them to remember that a government’s mandate is to pursue peace and justice for all, and not just those who support them,” he tweeted.