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EFCC allegedly places Gov Obiano on watchlist

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has placed governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state on its watchlist. In a letter dated November 15, 2021, and addressed to the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, the EFCC requested the service to place the governor on watchlist.
The commission also asked the service to inform it anytime Obiano is travelling out of the country from any of the international airports and other points of entry and exit.
This is coming four months before Obiano is expected to leave office as governor.
The governor is expected to hand over in March 2022.

Basil Ejidike, Anambra APC chairman, had in a statement, accused Obiano of “fraudulently” using the state’s security vote

It is not clear why the EFCC placed Obiano on its watchlist, but according to reports, the move is an indication that the agency may have been discreetly investigating the governor.
It is reported that the commission might have been hinted that the governor plans to escape after handing over power to his successor, Prof Charles Soludo.
It would be recalled that in September, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra asked the EFCC to probe the finances of the state.

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