FORMER ANAMBRA STATE GOVERNOR, WILLIE OBIANO STILL IN EFCC CUSTODY DESPITE COURT BAIL.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on March 21, 2022
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Monday, explained why the former Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, is still in the commission’s detention.
Bawa, who spoke to journalists on the sideline of the 5th Annual General Assembly (AGA) meeting of the Network of National Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa (NACIWA), taking place in Abuja, disclosed that Obiano had yet to perfect the conditions the EFCC stipulated for his release on bail.
Nothing political about the arrest of the former Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano. He has been granted bail. But we await (when) he fulfils his bail conditions
Recall that Obiano was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, last Thursday, hours after he handed over to his successor, Governor Chukwuma Soludo. And was immediately transferred to the commission’s headquarters in Abuja for further interrogations.
The former governor, who had been on EFCC’s watchlist has been accused of misappropriating public funds of about N42billion including alleged misapplication of N5 billion Sure-P and N37 billion security vote, withdrawn in cash.