Tuesday, July 5, 2022

EFCC Arrests Obiano For Misappropriation Of N42bn

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission quizzes Former Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano for alleged misappropriation of public funds.

It was gathered that Obiano was arrested for misappropriating N5bn Sure-P and N37 billion Security Vote funds, which was withdrawn in cash.

The source added that part of the funds were also allegedly diverted to finance political activities in the state,

The former Governor who was reportedly on his way out of the country to Houston, Texas in the United States before being arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, has been moved from Lagos to an EFCC facility in Abuja.

Prior to his arrest, he has been on the Commission’s watchlist for months.

Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFFC, on Friday, said: “The former governor is currently in our custody undergoing interrogation and I cannot say exactly when he will be released. I don’t know how long the exercise will take.

“All I can tell you now is that he is still in the EFCC custody in Abuja.”

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