Atiku Abubakar's son-in-law, Abdullahi Babalele in court

The Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has granted bail to Abdulahi Babalele, son-in-law to former Vice President of Nigeria and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party during the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar.

Babalele was on Thursday granted bail in the sum of N20m with one surety in like sum. 

Justice Nicholas Oweibo granted the bail application of the defendant following a long argument between Mike Ozhekome, his lawyer, and the Umar Buhari, the prosecutor. 

The judge also ordered Babalele to deposit his international or national passport with the court registrar. 

The case was adjourned to October 8 for hearing on money laundering charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The anti-graft had arraigned Babalele on Wednesday on a two-count charge bothering on money laundering to the tune of $140,000.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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