May 27, 2024

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Breaking: EFCC Grants Willie Obiano Bail

An emerging report indicates the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has granted the immediate past governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano, bail. Obiano, who handed over to the new governor, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, last Thursday, was arrested by the anti-financial crime agency in Lagos, the same day while trying to board a flight out of Nigeria. Chairman of the Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, disclosed this on Monday, March 21, in Abuja, on the sidelines of the 5th Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the Network of Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa (NACIMA).

Bawa, however, said that Obiano had yet to perfect his bail conditions and as such, he was still in the custody of the Commission, Sahara Reporters added. Obiano, was nabbed on Thursday, March 17, at about 8:30pm at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on his way to Houston, Texas, United States of America. He was subsequently transferred to the headquarters of the commission, where he was quizzed for days over alleged mismanagement of funds accruing to Anambra and inflated contract.