HeadlineBREAKING: EFCC Arrests Ex-Anambra Governor Willie Obiano

BREAKING: EFCC Arrests Ex-Anambra Governor Willie Obiano

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March 17, (THEWILL) – Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested former Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano.

Obiano was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Thursday, same day he handed over the reins to his successor, Prof. Charles Soludo, as governor of Anambra state.

Obiano, who was governor of Anambra for eight years, was picked up by the EFCC operatives as he prepared to board a flight to Houston, Texas, in the US.


THEWILL recalls 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 watchlist and inform it anytime he is travelling out of the country from any of the International airports and other points of entry and exit.

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 alerted the EFCC, who immediately arrested him and took him down to their office.

When contacted on the telephone, the Spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. 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.


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