A former governor of Anambra State was released on administrative bail by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday evening.
Obiano’s “passport was taken by the anti-graft agency as part of his bail conditions,” according to a commission employee who confirmed the news to our correspondent.
Wilson Uwujaren, the commission’s spokesman, could not be reached for comment at the time of publication.
Obiano was apprehended by the anti-graft agency at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday about 8:30 p.m., hours after he had left office and given over to the incoming Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo.
When he was captured, he was apparently on his way to the United States of America.
He was then moved to the commission’s offices, where he was interrogated for days over suspected mishandling of N5 billion in Sure-P funds, N37 billion in security votes that were withdrawn in cash, and some inflated contracts.