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Court grants Ex- Anambra governor bail

Willie Obiano, former governor of Anambra State

By Chidi-Ebere Moneme (South East Nigeria)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday 24th January 2024, docked the immediate past Executive governor of Anambra State, Dr Willie Obiano on a nine count money laundering charge, reports  www.totorinews.com

Obiano, who was attaigned for trial before Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, pleaded not guilty after the charges was read to him.

He was subsequently allowed to go home based on the terms of an administrative bail the anti- graft agency (EFCC) earlier granted him.

Terms of the conditions included the seizure of his international passport, even as he was warned not to travel outside the country without the permission of the court.

Besides, the court directed the EFCC, to forward to it, details of those that stood as his sureties.

The case has been adjourned till 4th March 2024, for the commencement of his trial.

It will be recalled that the former governor was first arrested at the Murtala Mohammed international Airport Lagos on March 17 2022, as he was preparing to board a flight to Houston, the United States of America.

The arrest of the immediate past governor of Anambra State took place a few hours after he left office as governor of Anambra State.

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