Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC has stated why they arrested former, Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano.
The former Governor was News arrested on Thursday, March 17, hours after his wife Ebelechukwu was spotted at the airport.
The Public Relations Officer of the commission, Wilson Uwajaren, speaking in a chat with BBC Pidgin, has now explained the reason behind the arrest.
Uwajaren however didn’t disclose his exact crime.
He explained that the EFCC had been watching Obiano for a while now but they couldn’t take any action against him because of the immunity he had as a state governor.
He unleashed that they had to arrest him now that he has handed over power to Charles Soludo, he has lost his immunity by saying…
“Obiano has been on our watchlist for sometime now. He had immunity as a governor and that is why we could not arrest him before now.
“Today he lost the immunity and was traveling out of the country before we finally arrested him”.