Atiku had raised the alarm of the arrest of Abdullahi a few days ago via a statement by Paul Ibe, his media aide.
However, Tony Orilade, acting spokesman of EFCC, confirmed that Abdullahi is being detained by the anti-graft agency to shed more light on the movement of the fund.
“We are investigating a case of money laundering against Abdullahi. We shall speak at the appropriate time,” he said.
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Although investigation by NAN disclosed that the allegations bordered on money laundering to the tune of 150 million Euros which converted yesterday at the current foreign exchange rate equal N61 billion, the EFCC spokesman refused to give an official figure on the allegation.