EFCC has disclosed why it arrested Obiano
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has disclosed why it apprehended the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano.
Pampamnews had reported that the former governor was arrested by the anti-graft agency on Thursday night at the Lagos International Airport, on his way out of the country.
The development came just a few hours after he handed over power to the new Governor of the State, Chukwuma Charles Soludo.
Speaking with BBC Pidgin, the Public Relations Officer of the commission, Wilson Uwajaren confirmed the arrest.
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According to the commission’s spokesman, EFCC blocked the former governor from travelling because he had been on the watchlist of the EFCC prior to the transition on Thursday.
She noted that the commission did not make a move on Obiano because he enjoyed immunity has a governor which insulated him from arrest or prosecution for crimes committed while he was still governor.
He said, “Obiano has been on our watchlist for sometime now. He had immunity as a governor and that is why we could not arrest him before now.
“Today he lost the immunity and was traveling out of the country before we finally arrested him”.