I am not under U.S. watchlist — Atiku denies financial crime

I am not under U.S. watchlist — Atiku denies financial crime

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abu­bakar has declared that neither him nor any member of his family is under surveillance of the United United State.

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He also denied a report linking him with graft in the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), an agency of the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Abubakar, the presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 general elections, disclosed this in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Paul Ibe, in Abuja on Tuesday while respinding to what he termed as a recycled and regurgitated lies about him.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Atiku Abubakar is not under any U.S. watch list, neither has he been charged, or will ever be charged by the US Justice Department or any other in a foreign jurisdiction.

“It will be recalled that these recycled lies were re-unearthed just before the February 23, 2019 presidential election, and to put paid to it, Abubakar applied for and received a U.S. visa, whereupon he embarked on a visit to the US on January 17, 2019.

“He stayed at a hotel just miles to the United States Department of Justice.

“Abubakar in the course of that trip was also received in audience by officials of the United States government,” Ibe who described the new reports as a desperate gambit to recast these discredited accusations.

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