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EFCC arrest ex-Anambra governor, Willie Obiano

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested former Anambra Governor, Willie Obiano in Lagos on Thursday at Lagos Airport.

Willie Obiano was picked up hours after leaving the seat of power, handing over to successor Governor Charles Soludo, a former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor.

Obiano was cornered around 8:30 p.m. at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) as he headed to Houston, Texas in the United States.

EFCC confirmed he had been on a watch list but protected under the immunity clause. The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) assisted in his interception.

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By Friday morning, the anti-graft agency moved Obiano to Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.

Specifically, Willie Obiano is in trouble for alleged funds diversion and accused of “pocketing” allocations meant for Local Government Councils (LGCs) in Anambra.

The two-term ex-helmsman is also indicted for alleged purchase of properties in “Lagos, Abuja and outside the country”.

EFCC Head of Media, Wilson Uwujaren explained to the media that he could not provide any information for now.

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