- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested Willie Obiano in Lagos state hours after he handed over to Soludo
- Obiano who had been on the watch list of the anti graft agency since November last year was arrested at the airport
- Unconfirmed sources claimed the former governor's arrest is connected to financial impropriety while in office
It is no longer news that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the immediate past governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano.
He was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The former governor was arrested because he is on the watch list of the EFCC. Although the details of the EFCC’s allegations against him could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.
Premium Times had reported in November last year that the EFCC had in a letter to the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) dated November 15, 2021, requested the Service to place the governor on watchlist and inform it anytime he is travelling out of the country from any of the International airports and other points of entry and exit.
EFCC arrested him hours after he lost the constitutional immunity shielding him from criminal prosecution while in office as governor.
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Meanwhile, unconfirmed sources claimed it is connected to financial impropriety while in office.
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.
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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.
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Soludo made the assurance to the people of the state during his inaugural ceremony at the Anambra state Government House in Awka.
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.
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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.