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EFCC Moves Obiano From Lagos To Abuja After Spending One Night In Their Custody

Obiano was arrested after handing over to Soludo, while trying to flee Nigeria to the United States

The Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) has transferred the immediate-past governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, from its Lagos zonal office to its headquarters in Abuja.

EFCC Moves Obiano From Lagos To Abuja After Spending One Night In Their Custody

EFCC Transfers Willie Obiano From Lagos To Abuja

According to Premium Times, sources at the anti-graft agency said the former governor was taken from their Lagos office to the agency’s headquarters in Abuja on Friday morning, March 18.

The source said, “He has been moved this morning (Friday) from our Lagos zonal office to our headquarters in Abuja for proper interrogation.”

It was gathered that Obiano would be interrogated on issues involving allegations of corruption, details of which cannot yet be independently ascertained.

The exact time he was flown into Abuja could also not be ascertained yet.

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Willie Obiano’s Arrest

Obiano has spent his first night in EFCC custody after he was apprehended at Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos at about 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2022.

The former governor, who had been on the watch list of the EFCC since November 15, 2021, was arrested while trying to board a flight to the United States.

The arrest came barely hours after Obiano completed his second term as governor and handed over to Charles Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), who was sworn in as the sixth governor of the state on Thursday.

The arrest also comes four months after the EFCC requested the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to inform it anytime Willie Obiano is travelling out of the country from any of the international airports, as well as other points of entry and exit.

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