EFCC investigating Obiano for withdrawing N37 billion cash, looting Sure-P funds

Former Anambra governor Willie Obiano is being quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for withdrawing N37 billion of state funds in cash, among other alleged grafts, a source has disclosed.

The anonymous EFCC source disclosed to NAN on Saturday in Abuja that the former governor was being interrogated over alleged misapplication of N5 billion Sure-P and N37 billion security vote, withdrawn in cash.

Part of the funds were also allegedly diverted to finance political activities in the state, the source further mentioned.

Mr Obiano was arrested on Thursday at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, barely six hours after handing over to his successor Charles Soludo. He was on his way to the United States and brought to Abuja on Friday morning.

The commission confirmed that the former governor had not been released as of Friday.

EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren said “The former governor is currently in our custody undergoing interrogation and I cannot say exactly when he will be released. I don’t know how long the exercise will take.

“All I can tell you now is that he is still in the EFCC custody in Abuja,” he said.

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