EFCC Punishes Officer Behind Willie Obiano's Leaked Video

EFCC Punishes Officer Behind Willie Obiano's Leaked Video

  • The EFCC has dissociated itself from a leaked video showing ex-Anambra governor, Willie Obiano, in its custody
  • In a statement released on Monday, the commission said it has found the officer behind the video and he's currently being sanctioned
  • The anti-graft agency explained that the act is at variance with its established Standard Operating Procedure

FCT, Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says one of its officers responsible for recording and leaking a video of Ex-Anambra governor, Willie Obiano in custody, has been subjected to disciplinary action.

A video of Obiano in shirts and shorts at an EFCC detention facility had trended on social media on Sunday, March 20.

BREAKING: EFCC Punishes Officer Behind Willie Obiano's Leaked Video
The EFCC said it has begun disciplinary action against one of its officers for leaking a video of former Anambra governor, Willie Obiano. Photo credit: @coretvnewsng, @officialEFCC
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Reacting on Monday, March 21, via a statement sighted by Legit.ng, the anti-graft agency distanced itself from the video which it said is completely at variance with its established Standard Operating Procedure.

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The EFCC further stated that the officer behind the video has been uncovered and he's currently being punished.

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The statement reads:

"The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to a trending video showing the former Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano in the custody of the Commission.
"The Commission wishes to distance itself from the said video which is completely at variance with the established Standard Operating Procedure of the EFCC.
"A discreet investigation ordered upon discovery of the leak has revealed the errant officer behind the odious act and he is currently being subjected to appropriate disciplinary action."

Nigerians react

Ibrahim Sani Phil commented on Facebook:

"The bad eggs in the commission should be flush out with all the alacrity it deserves.

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"Nigerians can not afford inconsistency on part of commission employees in an effort to bring to book all our yam eaters."

Godwin Onyekachi Benjamin said:

"A supposedly crime fighting institution shading the name of the officer who committed an offence."

Infinity Emmanuel Oselebe said:

"When I saw the video I knew it's unprofessional and against the ethics of the profession. Thank you EFCC for maintaining discipline in the commission."

Oliver Ighodaro said:

"Nigerians will never stop doing the wrong thing... So many of our security officers are saboteur to the good of our beloved nation."

EFCC reveals why Obiano was arrested

Earlier, Legit.ng revealed that the EFCC revealed why Obiano was arrested a few hours after handing over power to his successor, Charles Soludo.

Obiano, who handed over to Soludo earlier on Thursday, March 17, was arrested in the evening of the same day at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos while heading to the United States.

On Friday morning, March 18, Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC's spokesman, said Obiano’s arrest followed several months of his being on the watchlist of the agency. He explained that the EFCC had to wait till after the inauguration because Obiano had an immunity as a sitting governor.

Source: Legit.ng

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