Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


EFCC Moves ex-Gov Obiano to Abuja For Further Interrogation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday moved former Anambra Governor, Mr Willie Obiano to Abuja for further interrogation after he was arrested in Lagos on Thursday night.

Mr Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Spokesman made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday.

“The ex-governor was arrested in Lagos, but was moved to Abuja this morning (Friday),” Uwujaren said.

Recall that the commission busted Obiano at about 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos State.

He was on his way to Houston, Texas, US, after handing over to his successor, Gov. Charles Soludo.

On why Obiano was arrested, the commission said he had been on its watchlist for some months, adding that his immunity as a governor prevented his arrest until he handed over to his successor.

Uwujaren further stated that the commission had requested the Nigeria Immigration Service to provide information on the former governor’s movement out of the country from airports, or other points of exit from the country.

As at the time of filing this report, the EFCC was yet to release details of Obiano’s offence.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like


The Board of FBN Holdings Plc has announced that Mr. U.K. Eke, MFR, is poised to retire as Group Managing Director, FBNHoldings, Nigeria’s foremost...


The Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo town in Oyo State was on Friday invaded by gunmen. It was learnt that the gunmen attacked the...


Famous Nigerian musician, Davido, on Wednesday recieved over N120m from his friends. The superstar had jocularly said he needed N100 million to clear his...

World News

  The Taliban’s effective ban on women working sank in on Monday, sparking rage over the dramatic loss of rights after millions of female...