N42bn Fraud: Obiano Granted Bail, Yet to Fulfill Conditions – EFCC Boss

Obiano Granted Bail, Yet to Fulfill Conditions – EFCC Boss

By Abdulrahman Abdulraheem

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Monday said the Commission has granted former Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, bail.

He however added that the EFCC is still keeping him because he has not fulfilled his bail condition
Bawa, who fielded questions from journalists on the margins of the ongoing 5th Annual General Assembly (AGA) meeting of the Network of National Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa (NACIWA), rejected the allegation by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) that Obiano’s travails are political in nature.

“He has been granted bail and we are waiting for him to perfect the bail conditions and everything is going well.”

“There is nothing political here. We have no business with politics. We are just doing our job and we will do what we have to do professionally. We will keep doing all we have to do to ensure we stick to the rules and we are as professional as possible,” he said.

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

The anti-graft agency 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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