Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday arrested former Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport Lagos.
Obiano, who has been on the Commission’s watchlist, was arrested at about 8:30pm. He was reportedly on his way out of the country to Houston, Texas in the United States.
The Spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the arrest to newsmen on Thursday night.
Wilson explained that the ex-governor had been detained in Lagos pending further actions by the anti-graft agency.
Reports emerged in November last year, that Obiano was placed on a watchlist by the EFCC for allegedly mismanaging over N17 billion Paris Club refund and security vote.
Former Governor Obiano, on Monday dissolved the state executive council ahead of his handover to the state governor-elect, Professor Charles Soludo.
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