September 26, 2022

EFCC transfers arrested ex-Anambra Governor from Lagos to Abuja

EFCC transfers arrested ex-Anambra Governor from Lagos to Abuja

Willie Obiano, the immediate-past governor of Anambra State, is in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and has been transferred from Lagos to Abuja.

On Friday, a source within the commission verified this.

The EFCC detained Obiano on Thursday night, hours after his handed over to Chukwuma Soludo, the new governor of Anambra.

He was apprehended at Lagos’ Murtala Muhammad International Airport while attempting to board a trip to Houston, Texas.

Last November, the EFCC declared that the former governor was on its watchlist and requested that the Nigeria Immigration Service notify them if he traveled out of the country via any of the international airports.

Although the commission is yet to give reasons for detaining Obiano, there are feelers that it could be in connection with some petitions written against the former governor over the execution of some projects while he was governor.

Obiano had handed over to his successor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo at a low-key event in Awka, the state capital.

The event was, however, overshadowed by a brawl between the former governor’s wife, Ebele Obiano and the widow of the late Biafra warlord, Bianca Ojukwu.

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