UPDATE | Reuben Abati Arrested By EFCC

Ex-presidential spokesperson and widely-known newspaper columnist Reuben Abati was arrested on Monday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He was picked up in Abuja accused of receiving N50million from former NSA Sambo Dasuki.

Dr. Abati was appointed Special Adviser on Media by President Goodluck Jonathan following the 2011 election. Since losing that position last year, he has taken no employment.

He, however, returned to his column at The Guardian, from where he had gone into government. Only on October 14 in that column, he published “The Spiritual Side of Aso Villa”, the seat of the presidency, in which he asserted that despite meaning well, President Jonathan and his government were held in “spiritual bondage” by unknown forces.

Along Reuben Abati, other big fishes in EFCC custody as at Monday night are Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of state for defence; Femi Fani-Kayode, a spokesperson for Mr. Jonathan’s re-election campaign last year, and Reuben Abati, the former president’s spokesperson while in office. 


  1. Abati is innocent abeg let them leave him. P

  2. The demons articulated by him should ensure that he refunds the colossal waste of our commonwealth that he frittered away. Yeyeman in animal kingdom.

  3. The spirt in aso rock now coming aftter mr Abati. Its alright.

  4. Let him be investigated if proved innocent let him be released but if found guilty let him face wrath of the Law. Nobody is above the Law.

  5. Everyone in GEJ chop that arms cash?


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