The spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, Festus Keyamo, has filed a writ of summons at the Federal High Court in Abuja against the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, over corruption allegations.
Earlier, the APC presidential campaign council issued a 72-hour ultimatum seeking Atiku Abubakar's arrest by law enforcement authorities, based on an audio recording released by Atiku Abubakar's former aide Michael Achimugu.
In a letter addressed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), and the Conduct of Conduct Bureau (CCB), on Monday, Keyamo gave the agencies 72 hours to begin prosecution of Abubakar.
Keyamo also alleged that Abubakar is in violation of section 18(2) of the Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Act, 2022, and section 96(1) of the Penal Code.
In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/84/2023, Keyamo is asking the court for an order compelling the PDP candidate “to submit himself to the CCB, ICPC, and EFCC for a thorough investigation”.
In the suit, Keyamo noted that with "information available to him in respect of a certain bank account belonging to a company named Marine Float and other accounts of two undisclosed companies, which information he disclosed to a certain close aide of his called Michael Achimugu, as to how the said accounts were used as a ‘Special Purpose Vehicles’ to secretly divert and misappropriate public funds between 1999 and 2007 when the 1st defendant (Atiku) served as vice president of Nigeria”.
The suit also seeks to compel the 1st defendant (Atiku Abubakar) "to submit himself" to the EFCC, Code of Conduct Bureau, and the ICPC, "for a thorough investigation in connection with information available to him in respect of a certain bank account belonging to a company named Marine Float."