The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has granted former Governor of Anambra, Mr Willie Obiano, administrative bail.
The EFCC Chairman, Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa made this disclosure on Monday, March 21. This was while fielding questions from newsmen at the 5th Annual General Assembly of the Network of National Anti-corruption institutions in West Africa (NACIWA) in Abuja.
Bawa, said Obiano, was still in its custody since he had yet to meet his bail conditions.
“Although, he has been granted bail and we are waiting for him to perfect his bail conditions.
“So far, he has been cooperating with us and everything is going on well,” he said.
1st News reports that Obiano was arrested on Thursday at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, and brought to Abuja on Friday morning.
The former Anambra governor is being investigated over the alleged misappropriation of N42 billion belonging to the state.
Obiano was being interrogated over alleged misapplication of N5 billion Sure-P money and N37 billion security vote, withdrawn in cash.
The anti-graft agency boss insisted that there was nothing political about Obiano’s investigation.
“There is nothing political about the investigation. You know what the EFCC stands for.
“We investigate crimes, we look at people that have committed a crime 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 investigations professionally,” Bawa said.
Meanwhile, a former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi has described Nigeria as a country in a crisis situation. He urged Nigerians to ensure that they scrutinise politicians before supporting their ambition.
Peter Obi made this call on Sunday, March 21, in Minna.
Seeking support for his Presidential ambition, he said Nigeria is in a dilemma and cannot be bequeathed to the next generation in such a deplorable state.
“The issues facing this country at the moment are enormous, is it the insecurity, fuel scarcity? We must ensure to support a President who is not only after the title but a productive Nigerian,” Peter Obi said.
“Everybody is suffering in Nigeria irrespective of whether you are a big man or not. We are in a crisis situation because you can’t even travel by road to some parts of the country. The cost of diesel, food, everything is going up; and we can’t bequeath Nigeria to our children the way it is like this,” he said.