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EFCC grants Anambra former Gov Obiano bail

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has granted ex-Anambra Governor Willie Obiano administrative bail after spending four nights in custody.

The Nation reports EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, disclosed the development to journalists on Monday in Abuja.

Whlie denying reports speculating the former governor’s arrest was politically motivated, Bawa said Obiano was cooperating with the commission to perfect the bail conditions.

The EFCC boss said, “There is nothing political about the investigation. You know what the EFCC stands for,” Bawa said.

“We investigate crimes, we look at people that have committed crimes and we link it up together and then we go to court. That is all we have been doing and that is what we will continue to do.

“We have been accused of media trial. But we will continue to do our investigation professionally.

“He has been granted bail and we are waiting for him to perfect his bail conditions he has been cooperating with us and everything is going on well,” he said.

Recall that TheCEO reported earlier that Obiano was arrested last Thursday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on his way to Texas, United States.

The EFCC last November placed the former Governor on its watchlist.


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