More revelations have emerged on the looting allegations levelled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission against the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Maduaburochukwu Obiano.
Obiano had been arrested and detained by the EFCC earlier in March while he was on his way out of the country. Although he was later released, the EFCC had however seized his passport and had refused to release it despite a court ruling by Justice Hyadezer Nganjiwa which ordered the commission to release the passport to Obiano to enable him travel out of the country on health grounds, a ruling the commission had appealed and even petitioned the judge before the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court asking that Nganjiwa be recused from handling the case.
According to an operative of the EFCC who opted to be anonymous at this point in time more allegations on how the governor had looted the state’s allocation of the N5billion Sure P funds by funnelling them into frivolous accounts within Nigeria and outside the country . The operative who is a top official of the EFCC also told RPN that some of these monies were funnelled through cronies and agents under fictitious names, another part was used to buy choice properties in the United States.
The operative told our correspondent that the EFCC had developed such facts into a water tight case and would present such at subsequent trials.
On the present set of governors, the operative said that the EFCC had concluded investigation for 18 out of the 28 outgoing governors and would prosecute such persons when they conclude their tenure.