[BREAKING] #EFCC Releases Ex- #Anambra Governor, #Obiano
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released the immediate past governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on bail.
EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed this on Thursday.
He said the former governor was released on Wednesday and that his passport is still being held by the anti-graft agency as part of bail conditions.
It was earlier reported that the EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa explained that Obiano was still in custody because he has yet to meet his bail conditions.
Bawa also stressed that Obiano’s arrest by the EFCC was not politically motivated.
Obiano was arrested last week at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, hours after handing over to Governor Charles Soludo.
The ex-governor was arrested for allegedly misappropriating N5billion Sure-P and N37 billion Security Vote funds, which were withdrawn in cash.
Earlier, EFCC placed the former governor on a watchlist in November last year, about five months to the expiration of his second term in office.
The anti-graft agency went on to ask the Nigeria Immigration Service to inform it anytime Obiano was travelling out of the country from any of the international airports, as well as other points of entry and exit.SPONSORED