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Why we’re yet to release ex-Anambra governor, Obiano — EFCC

The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disclosed the reason why the immediate former governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano, is still in its custody.

Speaking to journalists on the sideline of the 5th Annual General Assembly (AGA) meeting of the Network of National Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa (NACIWA), taking place in Abuja, EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said Obiano is yet to perfect the conditions the EFCC stipulated for his release on bail.

NewsWireNGR observed the EFCC has detained the ex-governor beyond the time period allowed by the Constitution. Defending the anti-graft agency, Bawa said; “He (Obiano) has been granted bail and we are waiting for him to perfect the bail conditions and everything is going well”.

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Obiano was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, last Thursday, a few hours after he handed over to his successor, Governor Chukwuma Soludo.

EFCC subsequently transferred him to its office in Abuja for further interrogation.

The former governor, who had been on EFCC’s watchlist, was among other things, accused of misappropriating public funds totalling about N42billion.

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