HomeCourt room newsFormer Gov Obiano Arraigned for Alleged ₦4bn Fraud, Granted Bail

Former Gov Obiano Arraigned for Alleged ₦4bn Fraud, Granted Bail


A former governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano, was on Wednesday, arraigned by the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, before Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

Obiano, is being prosecuted on a 9-count money laundering charge, but has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

However, after taking plea of not guilty, the immediate past Governor of Anambra state was released to go home based on the terms of an earlier administrative bail, granted him by the EFCC.

Terms of the bail included the seizure of his international passport, and a directive restraining him from travelling outside the country without the permission of the court.

The court also directed the EFCC to forward to it, details of those that stood as Obiano’s surety.

Meanwhile, Justice Ekwo has fixed March 4, for the commencement of his trial.

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