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₦4bn Fraud Trial: Soludo Visits Obiano, Pledge Solidarity

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The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo yesterday paid a solidarity visit to his predecessor, Chief Willie Obiano, who was arraigned in court on Wednesday over an allegation of committing fraud to the tune of ₦4 billion while he was governor.

The Eastern Updates gathered that, as a result of the trial, the former governor had his passport confiscated, and this will stop him from embarking on any overseas trip or even leaving the Federal Capital Territory.

Soludo, who visited Obiano in Abuja on Thursday evening, said he had a very useful discussion with the former governor but failed to disclose details of their discussion. He said that, by God’s grace, the travails of the former governor would be overcome.

Governor Soludo, who disclosed the visit on his verified Facebook page, said he was accompanied by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Sly Ezeokenwa.

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He said: “Today, and in the company of the APGA National Chairman, Barr Ezeokenwa Sly Jr., I paid a solidarity visit to my respected predecessor, Chief Willie Obiano, in Abuja. The two-hour chat was valuable time well spent. By His grace, this one too shall pass.”

The Eastern Updates recalls that a statement issued by the spokesperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), EFCC, Dele Oyewale, said on Wednesday that Obiano was arraigned before Justice Inyang Ekwo on nine counts bordering on money laundering, diversion of funds, stealing and corruption to the tune of N4 billion.

He was alleged to have moved the said sum from the security votes into different accounts, and the money at various times was changed into dollars and returned to him in cash.

However, he pleaded not guilty to all the charges when they were read to him and the matter was adjourned to March 4–7, 2024, for trial.

The Eastern Updates

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