Anambra APC Demands Full Investigation, Trial Of Obiano

The Anambra State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the arrest of former governor of the state, Chief Willie Obiano calling for his trial.

The Party urged Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to ensure thorough investigation of the former governor to make him face the consequences of his action while in office.

Obiano was arrested by operatives of EFCC on the same day his wife, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano was slapped by Mrs Bianca Ojukwu, during his hand over ceremony at Awka, Anambra State.

The incident which seemed to have caused the embattled former governor national embarrassment made him leave the occasion before major activities set in.

The Party’s State Publicity Secretary, Okelo Madukaife, in a statement made available to newsmen on March 20, 2022, in Awka, described Obiano’s arrest as a right step in right direction, alleging misuse of the state’s funds under his watch.

The statement reads: “Following the shocking interception, arrest and subsequent detention of Obiano while traveling to United States of America on the same day he handed over power, we urge the EFCC not to detain him for longer than necessary.

“We had expressed shock, because, although Obiano spent nearly half of his tenure in his private home in this offshore location, he had prior knowledge that there were issues to clear with EFCC, having had a prior information on the matter for months.

“Considered alongside the fact that neither the former governor nor his new successor, has said anything about what is being handed over and what has been taken over, financially, we are keeping an open mind on events of the last few days.

“However, since the financial crime agency set off the alarm late last year, it means there has been enough time to put facts, figures and the law together.

“We, therefore, without any interferences with the statutory duties of the commission, appeal to EFCC to conduct a timely investigation on the questioned areas of financial dealings, recover monies for Anambra State, where applicable and/or prosecute offenders where they exist, without any delay, which may fuel speculation and detract from concrete issues of Anambra State financial leakages.

“It is our considered advice that Anambra State citizens and institutions, should at this point rely only on official information from EFCC,” it said.

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