Anambra Ex-governor, Willie Obiano Arrested By EFCC


The ex-governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano was reportedly arrested on Thursday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, while trying to board a flight to the United States.

According to earlier reports, the commission had in a letter to the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service dated November 15, 2021, requested that the service should place Obiano on a watch list and inform it anytime he is traveling out of the country from any of the international airports and other points of entry and exit.

However, the state Commissioner for Information, Don Adinuba, insisted that his boss would return to the US – his original base – after leaving office.

A few hours after handing over to his successor, Prof. Charles Soludo,  reports had it that Obiano was about travelling around 8:30 on when the immigration officers alerted the EFCC who immediately arrested him and took him to their office.

Confirming the ex-governor’s arrest, the EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren reportedly disclosed that, “It is true. He was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport around 8.30 pm.”


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