Anambra Former Governor Obiano In Court Pleads Not Guilty, Granted Bail, Case Adjourned Till March 4
68-year-old Former Anambra state governor Willie Obiano in court as the EFCC have charged him with money laundering to the tune of over N4 billion.
The case is right now before Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court Abuja on Wednesday.
Remember, he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC at the airport shortly after his handover to the current Governor C Soludo on 17th March 2022. You may also recall that the former governor has spent some days in detention before he was released on bail.
The EFCC arraigned Willie Obiano, on nine counts of alleged N4bn fraud during his time as governor of the South-East state from March 2014 to March 2022.
Obiano pleaded not guilty for the money laundering charges levelled against him.
The prosecution said he has 14 witnesses lined up to testify against the former governor.
On his part, counsel for the EFCC, Sylvanus Tahir, asked that he be remanded in the custody of the anti-graft agency.
Obiano is currently on administrative bail granted him by the EFCC, which includes providing two sureties who are directors in civil service, own landed properties in Abuja.
Justice Ekwo adopted the administrative bail and added that Obiano remains within Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and travel documents be submitted to the court going forward.
The court also stated that the immigration be alerted that all travel documents are with the court.