The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) will investigate Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, for alleged corruption.
This is according to a statement issued by John Ainetor, Assistant Head of Chambers, Festus Keyamo Chambers, on Thursday.
Mike Achimugu, a former aide of Atiku, had alleged that the former vice-president admitted to have used companies he termed “special purpose vehicles” to steal public funds when he was in government.
The statement read: “The Code of Conduct Bureau is set to commence investigation of Atiku Abubakar over the diversion of public funds whilst he was Vice-President of Nigeria through Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV). The Bureau has invited our client Mr. Festus Keyamo to come forward to adopt his petition and to help it to secure the presence of the whistleblower, Mr. Michael Achimugu to assist in the investigation. See a copy of the letter below.
“Mr. Keyamo assures that the crusade for accountability in respect of this issue was not a campaign gimmick as he promises to follow it through to a logical conclusion, even after the victory of the President-Elect, ASIWAJU Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”