The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied reports that its operatives arrested Ebelechukwu Obiano, the wife of the immediate past governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano.
EFCC Denies Arresting Ebere Obiano
The Anambra first lady, who has been under investigation, was alleged to have been into the custody of the commission in Abuja for questioning over alleged fraud.
However, when contacted by The Guardian, EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren denied the report. saying that Ebere is not in EFCC’s custody.
In a terse response to the inquiry, Uwujaren did not provide further details but said the report of her being arrested on Thursday is ‘not true’.
Ebele is seeking to contest in the 2023 elections to represent Anambra North District at the Senate under the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.
KanyiDaily recalls that Obiano’s wife had caused a stir after she became involved in a faceoff with Bianca Ojukwu, during the swearing-in of Prof Chukwuma Soludo as Anambra State Governor on March 17.
A few hours after the incident, her husband, Willie Obiano was apprehended by the EFCC at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, after handing over to his successor, Soludo.