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EFCC transfers Obiano to Abuja after arrest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday moved former Anambra Governor, Mr Willie Obiano to Abuja after he was arrested in Lagos on Thursday night.

Mr Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Spokesman made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday.

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

Recall that the commission busted Obiano at about 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos State.

He was on his way to Houston, Texas, US, after handing over to his successor, Gov. Charles Soludo.


On why Obiano was arrested, the commission said he had been on its watchlist for some months, adding that his immunity as a governor prevented his arrest until he handed over to his successor.

Uwujaren further stated that the commission had requested the Nigeria Immigration Service to provide information on the former governor’s movement out of the country from airports, or other points of exit from the country.

As at the time of filing this report, the EFCC was yet to release details of Obiano’s offence.




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