Hours After Leaving Office, EFCC Arrests Obiano

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According to EFCC source, the former governor was arrested last night in Lagos on his way out of Nigeria.

“EFCC today, (yesterday) March 17, 2022 picked up ex-governor Obiano of Anambra State.

“The former governor who has been on the Commission’s watchlist was arrested at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport Lagos at about 8.30pm as he prepared to board a flight to Houston, USA .”

Recall that the EFCC had placed ex- governor on its watch list.

In a letter to the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service dated November 15, 2021, the commission requested the service to place the governor on a watch list and inform it anytime he is travelling out of the country from any of the international airports and other points of entry and exit.

It is not clear why the anti-graft agency placed the governor on security watch but sources said the move is an indication that the agency may have been discreetly investigating Obiano and possibly have intelligence that he planned to escape after he handed over power to his successor, Prof Charles Soludo.

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