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JUST IN: EFCC Grants Obiano Bail, Says Nothing Political About Arrest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has granted a former governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, bail.

Chairman of the commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, disclosed this on Monday in an interview with journalists in Abuja on the sideline of 5th Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the Network of Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa (NACIMA).

According to him, there was nothing political about the former governor's arrest.

"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.

Obiano, was nabbed on Thursday at about 8:30pm by the anti-graft agency at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos when he was reportedly on his way to the United States of America.

 
He was subsequently transferred to the headquarters of the commission, where he was quizzed for days over alleged mismanagement of N42bn and inflated contract.

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