EFCC has arrested Uyi Giwa Osagie, the lawyer of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, for alleged laundering $4m which the commission believes to be suspicious election cash.
Osagie was arrested on Monday following the arrest of Alhaji Abdullahi Usman, a BDC owner based in Lagos, who was caught ferrying $2milion by air from Abuja to Lagos.
When the money was intercepted by EFCC, Usman, who owns Hasbunallahu BDC LTD, confessed that Uyi paid naira equivalent of $4million into his account. .
He converted it to $2million pieces and ferried to Lagos, and on arrival took it to Keystone Bank.
After arresting Uyi, EFCC operatives searched his Ikoyi Reeve Road home and found documents linking him to Atiku.