Obiano’s Aide Speaks On Viral Video Clip Of Ex-Governor In EFCC Custody

The spokesperson for the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on Sunday, decried a viral video footage showing the ex-governor in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

James Eze, the spokesperson for Mr Obiano, in an interview with Premium Times, said the leakage of the clip was a blight on the image of EFCC, while also condemning what he described as the awful treatment of his boss in detention.

In the 12-second clip that has gone viral across social media platforms, Mr Obiano, who was dressed in shorts and a white shirt, was seen drinking from a bottle in a closed room presumed to be in EFCC custody.

The video has since elicited reactions, with many Nigerians denouncing it and demanding an investigation into its leakage into the social media space.

Mr Eze confirmed that the footage in circulation is authentic, adding that it does not portray his principal in a good light.

“I am confirming what was in the video, and whoever allowed that video to come out and circulate heavily on social media, does not mean well for the image of Nigeria and the image of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and for the image of my former boss, the former governor of Anambra state,” he said.

He also accused the anti-graft authority of persecuting Mr Obiano, saying that an accused person is presumed innocent until he is convicted.

“And I personally believe that this is a witch-hunt as the matter has been treated with a video recording of the former governor in the EFCC facility. It makes it very obvious that this is not the EFCC usual trail as we know it.

“An accused person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a competent Court of law. And for them to be making a mockery in the media of a video of him in his underpants circulating in the public, I think the media should be astounded by that because it is Obiano today, it could be anybody else tomorrow.”

He also called for an immediate investigation of “the awful treatment of a perceived offender”. He said people should be treated with dignity.

-Premium Times

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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