Obiano Arrested For Alleged Misappropriation Of Billions Of Naira – Source

The arrested former Governor of Anambra State was arrested for alleged misappropriation of public funds.

This is according to a source at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Mr Obiano was arrested by the EFCC on Thursday evening at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, hours after handing over to Governor Charles Soludo.

According to the EFCC source, he was arrested for misappropriating N5bn Sure-P and N37 billion Security Vote funds, which was withdrawn in cash.

Part of the funds were also allegedly diverted to finance political activities in the state, the source added.

Mr Obiano is said to have been moved from Lagos an EFCC facility in Abuja.

The former Governor, who has been on the Commission’s watchlist for months, was arrested at about 8.30pm on Thursday.

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

Channels Television had reported last November how the EFCC had placed Mr Obiano on a watchlist.

The EFCC had requested the Nigeria Immigration Service to inform it anytime the Governor is travelling out of the country from any of the international airports, as well as other points of entry and exit.

-Channelstv

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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