Breaking: EFCC Finally Releases Former Anambra Governor Obiano After 5 Days

Breaking: EFCC Finally Releases Former Anambra Governor Obiano After 5 Days

  • The immediate former governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano has been released from the custody of the EFCC
  • Obiano was released on Wednesday, March 23, by the anti-graft commssion after perfecting his bail conditions
  • Earlier, the anti-graft agency arrested Obiano after a successful handover ceremony in Anambra for spending N42 billion naira

A report by Premium Times indicates that Willie Obiano, former governor of Anambra state has been released on bail.

It was gathered that Obiano was released from custody on Wednesday evening, March 23, after meeting administrative bail conditions given to him by the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

EFCC, former Anambra governor, Willie Obiano
The former governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano has regained his freedom/ Photo credit: Chief Willie Obiano
Source: Facebook

Recall that the EFCC had granted Obiano bail following his arrest in Lagos while boarding a flight out of Nigeria after handing over to the new governor, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo.

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The passport of the former governor was withheld as part of the bail conditions set for him.

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According to senior EFCC official, a thorough verification of some of the documents Obiano submitted in fulfilment of his bail terms was being carried out by the commission, The Guardian added.

Obiano was ordered to produce 2 directors on grade level 17 in the Federal Civil service who must be landlords in Maitama, Asokoro or the Wuse district of Abuja as part of the conditions set for his bail.

Video of Willie Obiano drinking bottled water inside detention surface online earlier reported that a video of the embattled former governor was shared online where he was seen drinking water.

Obiano in the video was seen sitting on a steel chair with a red and white stripe t-shirt and an orange-colored shorts at the EFCC facilities.

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The video was shared by activist and convener of Concerned Nigeria, Deji Adeyanju, via his official Facebook page.

Obiano: Anambra women threaten to protest naked over ex-gov’s detention, slams EFCC

Meanwhile, the Anambra-North Women Empowerment Movement (AWEM) had raised an alarm stating that the former governor is not safe in the custody of the EFCC.

AWEM in a statement slammed the EFCC for allowing the video of the governor wearing a t-shirt and shorts in detention to go viral online.

The chairperson of the group Uju Ifunanya Edochie described the EFCC as an unethical and unprofessional body.


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Oluwatobi Bolashodun Oluwatobi Bolashodun is a journalist with six years of working experience in the media industry. She graduated from Babcock University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. Oluwatobi is a former Current Affairs Editor, mostly writing on political, educational, and business topics.

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