The immediate-past governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has not been released from detention, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed.
According to the EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, Obiano was transferred to Abuja on Friday morning.
The former governor was arrested by the EFCC on Thursday night hours after his handover to the new Anambra governor, Chukwuma Soludo.
However, reports emerged on Friday morning that Obiano had been released from the EFCC custody.
But replying to journalists on the matter, the EFCC PRO confirmed that the reports were not true and that the ex-governor was still with the commission.
He said, “He is still with the commission. He was just transferred from Lagos to Abuja this morning.”
The PRO, however, did not clarify whether the ex-governor was arrested alongside his wife, Ebelechukwu.
VANTAGE NEWS had reported that EFCC operatives apprehended Obiano at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, around 08:30 pm as he attempted to catch a flight to the United States.
The ex-governor, who had been on the watch list of the EFCC since November 15, 2021, was arrested while trying to board a flight to the United States.
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