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EFCC arrests wife of former governor Obiano

Anti graft agency the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) Thursday arrested the wife of the immediate past governor of Anambra State, Mrs. Ebele Obiano.

However, it is not clear why the anti-graft agency arrested the wife of the ex-governor.

Sources said the move was a confirmation that the agency may have been discreetly investigating the ex-governor and his wife and possibly must have gotten something against her that led to the arrest.

The husband and former Governor Obiano who had been under EFCC’s watch list was arrested on March 17 at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on his way to Houston, Texas.

The former Governor was arrested on his last day in office, the very day he handed over political power to Prof. Charles Soludo.

The Commission which moved him to Abuja the following day has been interrogating him for allegedly diversion N42 billion Anambra State funds.

A top source at the commission said that the funds involved N37 billion Security Vote and N5 billion Sure- P funds.

Although, his wife, now a Senatorial aspirant was with him at the time of his arrest, the Commission did not detain her during his arrest.



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