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EFCC places Obiano on watch list

By Guardian Nigeria
25 November 2021   |   4:05 am
Ahead of the March 16, 2022 transition of government in Anambra State, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has placed the Governor Willie Obiano on its watch list.

Ahead of the March 16, 2022 transition of government in Anambra State, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has placed the Governor Willie Obiano on its watch list.

In a letter to the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) dated November 15, 2021, EFCC requested the NIS to place the governor on watch list and inform it anytime he is travelling out of the country from any of the International airports and other points of entry and exit.

It is not clear why the anti-graft agency placed the governor on watchlist. But knowledgeable sources said the move is an indication that the agency may have been discreetly investigating the governor and possibly have intelligence that he plans to travel after handing over power to his successor, Charles Soludo.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said he had not been briefed on the development, but promised to crosscheck with the relevant agency of the commission and then revert.