Anti-graft Agency Seizes Obiano’s Passport As He Regains Freedom

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has yesterday released Former Governor Willie Obiano on administrative bail after one week of interrogation.

He was arrested on Thursday, March 17, 2022 after he handed over to his successor, Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Obiano was released on Wednesday’s evening, after meeting his bail requirements.

The Anti-graft agency also seized his travel documents as part of his bail requirements.

Africa Investigative Magazine has earlier reported that Willie Obiano was moved to Abuja, the commission’s headquarters, where he was interrogated for some days over alleged mismanagement of N5 billion Sure-P money, N37 billion security vote, withdrawn in cash, as well as some inflated contracts.

Meanwhile, his successor, Charles Soludo averred that he inherited N100 billion debt, while only N300 million was left in the state’s treasury as he assumed office.

“In terms of debt I inherited, it runs into hundreds of billions of Naira. In that of cash, we met about N300 million only. In fact, let’s not talk about it.

“Our treasury is funny. I hope we shall make money henceforth to help us fulfil our promises for infrastructure and development of the state.

“But in terms of what I met in our coffers, my brother, it’s pathetic. Please let us not go there. God will help us,” he said.

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