According to the report, Abati confirmed his release after he was freed from the anti-graft agency's custody on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

The former presidential spokesperson, was further reported to be putting up somewhere in Abuja.

Abati has been held at the anti-graft office since he reported himself on October 21, 2016 following his involvement in an alleged fraud.

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The writer was accused of receiving N50 million from the embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.