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FORMER GOVERNOR FACES EFCC CHARGES OVER ALLEGED N4 BILLION FRAUD

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has brought nine counts of alleged N4 billion fraud against the former

FORMER GOVERNOR FACES EFCC CHARGES OVER ALLEGED N4 BILLION FRAUD

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has brought nine counts of alleged N4 billion fraud against the former Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, covering the period from March 2014 to March 2022. Before Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Obiano pleaded not guilty to all charges. The EFCC’s counsel, Sylvanus Tahir (SAN), sought the remand of the 68-year-old in the custody of the anti-graft agency for the trial’s duration. However, Justice Ekwo opted for the administrative bail granted earlier, requiring two sureties who are civil service directors with properties in Abuja. Obiano must stay within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), submit his travel documents to the court within seven days, and inform immigration that the documents are in the court’s possession. Obiano, initially arrested at Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos on March 17, 2022, as he attempted to board a flight to Houston, USA, was granted administrative bail pending trial. The trial is scheduled for March 4th-7th, 2024.

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