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Obiano Regains Freedom One Week After Arrest By EFCC.

Willie Obiano, immediate past governor of Anambra State, has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after one week in custody.

The former governor was arrested last Thursday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on his way to the United States hours after handing over to his successor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo,

On Wednesday this week, the former governor administrative was granted bail by the anti-graft agency, while waiting for him to fulfil his bail conditions.

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

Obiano was in EFCC custody over the alleged misappropriation of N42 billion belonging to Anambra State.

“He 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for alleged misappropriation of public funds, including, N5 billion Sure-P and N37 billion security vote which was withdrawn in cash.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”, Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said after the former governor’s arrest.

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