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EFCC grants Obiano bail, nabs officer behind his detention video

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission yesterday said it had granted administrative bail to the immediate past governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano. EFCC Chairman…

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission yesterday said it had granted administrative bail to the immediate past governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano.

EFCC Chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa disclose this to reporters in Abuja on the sideline of 5th Annual General Assembly of the Network of Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa.

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Obiano was arrested Thursday night at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on his way to the United States. He was later transferred to the EFCC headquarters where he was quizzed for days over alleged mismanagement of N5bn Sure-P fund, N37bn security vote, withdrawn in cash, and some inflated contracts.

 “Although, he has been granted bail and we’re waiting for him to perfect his bail conditions. So far, he has been cooperating with us and everything is going on well,” Bawa said.

Meanwhile, EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement yesterday, said the process of sanctioning “an errant officer” behind the leaked video of Obiano’s detention had begun.

Igbo groups had condemned the leakage of the video and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call the EFCC to order.

Uwujaren said the video was completely at variance with the established Standard Operating Procedure of the EFCC.

He said a discreet investigation ordered, upon discovery of the leak, had revealed the “errant officer behind the odious act and he is currently being subjected to appropriate disciplinary action.”

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