EFCC has arrested Ex governor Willie Obiano hours after his handover to Soludo
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano.
He was arrested on Thursday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
Pampamnews gathered that Obiano, who had been on the watch list of the EFCC, was arrested while trying to board a flight to the United States.
Recall that the commission had in a letter to the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service dated November 15, 2021, asked immigration to place Obiano on a watch list and inform it anytime he is travelling out of the country from any of the International airports and other points of entry and exit.
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The Commissioner for Information, Don Adinuba, had, however, dared the EFCC, insisting that his boss would return to the US – his original base – after leaving office.
However, barely hours after handing over to his successor, Prof. Charles Soludo, it was learnt that Obiano made his way to Lagos after which he proceeded to the international airport.
On sighting him at 8.30pm, immigration officers were said to have notify the EFCC who immediately apprehended him and took him down to their office.
When contacted on the telephone, the Spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the former governors’ arrest, promising to provide more details later.
“It is true. He was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport around 8.30pm,” said Uwujaren.