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EFCC moves Obiano to Abuja after arrest at Lagos airport

EFCC has moved former Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra to Abuja after his arrest in Lagos on Thursday night.

• March 18, 2022
Willie Obiano
Former Governor Anambra state, Willie Obiano [Photo credit: BBC]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has moved former Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra to Abuja after his arrest in Lagos on Thursday night.

The spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujiaren, confirmed this on Friday in Lagos.

“The ex-governor was arrested in Lagos but was moved to Abuja this morning (Friday),” Mr Uwujiaren said.

On Thursday, the commission arrested Mr Obiano at about 8.30 p.m. at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, on his way to Houston, Texas, U.S., after handing over to his successor, Governor Charles Soludo.

The commission’s spokesperson added that Mr Obiano had been on the EFCC’s watch list for several months but could not arrest him because of the immunity he enjoyed as a governor.

Mr Uwujiaren further mentioned that the EFCC had requested the Nigeria Immigration Service to provide information on the former governor’s movement out of the country.

The EFCC has yet to release details of Mr Obiano’s offence. 


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