Atiku U.S. denies case against ex-VP

The United States have reportedly cleared ex-VP, Atiku Abubakar of allegations levelled against him by Gov El-Rufai.

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar might have scaled the first hurdle as he aims at contesting as a Presidential candidate in 2019.

In a recent report by Punch Newspaper, the United States Department of Justice has denied having any record that indicates that Atiku has a pending lawsuit in the US.

It was also reported that a spokesperson for the US DOJ, Peter Carr said, “Thank you for reaching out to us. I have checked the public court records, and they do not show cases filed against a defendant named Atiku Abubakar.

On the allegations about being wanted in the U.S. in connection with any issue of money laundering, Carr replied: "Visa issues are confidential under section 222(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. If your question is specifically about entry – not about visas per se – I would refer you to the US Customs and Border Protection."

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This is coming a week after Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, alleged that Atiku was avoiding a visit to the US because he might be charged with a case of money laundering.

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