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BREAKING: EFCC Arrests Willie Obiano At Lagos Airport

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BREAKING: EFCC Arrests Willie Obiano At Lagos Airport

Willie Obiano


EFCC Arrests Willie Obiano At Lagos Airport.

Obiano, who has been on the Commission’s watchlist, was arrested at about 8.30pm.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday arrested former Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport Lagos.

Obiano, who has been on the Commission’s watchlist, was arrested at about 8.30pm.


He was reportedly on his way out of the country to Houston, Texas in the United States.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had placed the former governor on their 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 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.

Incumbent governors in Nigeria have immunity from criminal prosecution while in office.

Mr Obiano, 66, left banking to join politics in 2013. He was elected governor of Anambra in November on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) that year.

He was subsequently sworn in on March 16, 2014, succeeding Peter Obi, who is also being investigated by the EFCC.



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