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Hushpuppi: Atiku reacts to APC’s accusation, hyperlink to cyber crime, threatens criminal motion

Former Peoples Democratic Birthday party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar on Sunday reacted to a commentary credited to the All Progressives Congress, APC, linking him to cyber-crimes, suspect Ramon Abbas popularly referred to as Hushpuppi.

Atiku stated it was once mischievous to hyperlink him to Hushpuppi as a result of {a photograph}

Following Hushpuppi’s arrest within the United Arab Emirates and extradition to america, APC had referred to as at the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, to probe his hyperlink to a few Peoples Democratic Birthday party, PDP, chieftains.

A commentary by way of APC’s Deputy Nationwide Exposure Secretary, Yekini Nabena had named the PDP chieftains to incorporate Saraki, ex-presidential candidate; Atiku Abubakar, and previous Kogi West Senator; Dino Melaye.

Alternatively, Atiku’s media aide, Paul Ibe warned that such statements would draw in criminal movements, stressing that such must now not be used for political blackmail.

In a sequence of tweets, Ibe wrote: “It’s curious that the All Progressives Congress is mischievously seeking to hyperlink Atiku Abubakar to the alleged fraudster, Ramon Abbas, AKA Hushpuppi, just because he was once photographed with Atiku at an match the place many Nigerians had accrued.

For the avoidance of doubt, it was once an insignificant photo-op and now not at any assembly as being ingloriously speculated.

“We might advise the APC and Mr. Nabena to be very conscious of such mindless statements sooner or later particularly because the case underneath reference is a topic of litigation abroad.

“Had they been extra delicate, they’d have come to phrases with the truth that the case is a countrywide embarrassment – now not one thing to cheer about for any political blackmail.”

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