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EFCC Grants Obiano Bail, Insists Arrest Not Witch-Hunting

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Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday granted administrative bail to the immediate past governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano after spending four nights in its custody.
The Chairman of the EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, made this disclosure while speaking to journalists on Monday in Abuja pointing out that the former governor was doing everything possible to co-operate with the commission to perfect the bail conditions and regain his freedom.
The EFCC boss also went on to insist that there was nothing political about the former governor’s arrest contrary to widely held insinuations.
‘There is nothing political about the investigation. You know what the EFCC stands for,’ Bawa said. ‘We investigate crimes, we look at people that have committed crimes and we link it up together and then we go to court. That is all we have been doing and that is what we will continue to do.
‘We have been accused of media trial. But we will continue to do our investigation professionally.
‘He has been granted bail and we are waiting for him to perfect his bail conditions he has been cooperating with us and everything is going on well,’ he submitted.
The Eastern Updates recalls that Obiano was on Thursday arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos while trying to board a flight to Texas, United States just a few hours after handing over to the new Governor of the State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo.
Recall that the EFCC had in last November placed the former governor on a watchlist.
In a letter to the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service dated November 15, 2021, the Commission requested the Service to place the governor on a watchlist and notify it anytime he is travelling out of the country from any of the International airports and other points of entry and exit.
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