- Former Governor Willie Obiano's wife, Ebelechukwu has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
- The former first lady of Anambra state who has been under investigation is currently in the custody of the anti-graft agency
- There are reports that Ebelechukwu is being questioned in Abuja by the commission for alleged fraud
Abuja - Reports that Ebelechukwu, wife of Willie Obiano, was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been dismissed.
Vanguard reported that EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren denied the report, saying that The former First lady of Anambra state was not in their custody.
Ebelechukwu who has been under investigation according to The Punch was arrested by the EFCC for alleged fraud.
It was gathered that the wife of the immediate past governor of Anambra state was taken into custody for questioning by the anti-graft agency in Abuja.
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This development is coming almost a month after former Nigerian ambassador to Spain, Bianca Ojukwu slapped Obiano's wife at the inauguration programme of Chukwuma Soludo as governor of Anambra state.
EFCC arrests Willie Obiano at Lagos airport while on his way to America
Obiano has been on the Commission’s watchlist for months. He was reportedly on his way out of the country to Houston, Texas in the United States.
EFCC had last November placed Obiano on a watchlist. Obiano was arrested for alleged mismanagement of over N17bn Paris Club refund and security vote.
EFCC Reveals why Obiano was arrested hours after handing over to Soludo
In a related development, EFCC revealed why the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, was arrested a few hours after handing over power to his successor.
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.
However, speaking with the BBC Pidgin 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.
Photos, video show Ebele Obiano taking bold step to secure political seat
Meanwhile, the former First lady of Anambra state made official moves to secure the Anambra North senatorial seat.
Legit.ng gathered that the former First Lady purchased an expression of interest and nomination form to contest for the position which is currently being occupied by Senator Stella Oduah.
Intending to run on the same party in which her husband, Willie secured the governor seat, Ebele bought her forms from the All Progressives Grand Alliance, the ruling party in Anambra state.