- Chief Willie Obiano, former Anambra state governor, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
- Obiano at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos while he was on his way the United States
- The former Anambra governor was arrested hours after handing over to his successor, Prof. Charles Soludo
Former Anambra state Governor, Willie Obiano, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Punch Newspaper reports.
He was arrested on Thursday, March 16, at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, hours after handing over to his successor, Prof. Charles Soludo. 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 Mr Obiano on a watchlist.
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Soludo makes first statement after trade of slaps between Bianca Ojukwu, Willie Obiano's wife
Soludo said that his government is working to resolve the misunderstanding between the two women which he said have brewed due to personal reasons.
According to Soludo, Anambra state has for many years been known for a huge stock of social harmony.
Hours after his swearing-in ceremony, Soludo makes first promise as Anambra governor
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the newly sworn-in governor of Anambra state said that he would be needing just one week to roll out a list of his commissioners.
Soludo made the assurance to the people of the state during his inaugural ceremony at the Anambra state Government House in Awka.
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Speaking shortly after signing the swearing-in documents, Soludo assured that there is no time to waste but to assume work immediately as the governor of the state.
A new Anambra: Soludo reads riot act to workers, Anambrarains
Meanwhile, Soludo said that his administration will not tolerate unnecessary delays in the execution of government projects and activities in the state.
The former CBN governor warned that his administration would not tolerate official protocols aimed at undermining his activities as the state's key administrator.
Speaking on the plans set down by the incoming Soludo administration, the media aide to the governor-elect, Christian Aburime, said his principal has made it clear that he would not allow his image to be tarnished after all he did as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and other international achievements.