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EFCC releases Willie Obiano on bail after 6 days in detention

EFCC releases Willie Obiano on bail after 6 days in detention

The ex-governor was arrested last week at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, as he was preparing to board a flight to Houston, the United States.

The arrest was said to have taken place at about 8.30p.m. last Thursday, March 17, 2022, after he lost his immunity from arrest and prosecution.

Mr Obiano, who had been on the EFCC’s watchlist for some time, was arrested over corruption allegations.

Obiano was arrested for alleged misappropriation of public funds, including, N5 billion Sure-P and N37 billion security vote which was withdrawn in cash. Part of the funds was also allegedly diverted to finance political activities in the state,” EFCC’s spokesperson, Mr Wilson Uwujaren told.

Obiano was arrested hours after handing over to his successor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo.

The anti-graft agency granted the former governor administrative bail, while waiting for him to fulfil his bail conditions.

As part of his bail condition, the EFCC also withheld his passport.

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