According to Channels TV, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested Willie Obiano, the former governor of Anambra State, on Thursday at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos.
Obiano was arrested by the EFCC around 8.30 p.m. while on his way out of the country to Houston, Texas in the United States.
Obiano has been on the Commission’s radar for a while. According to Kanyidaily, the EFCC has asked the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to notify them whenever Willie Obiano departs the country from any of the country’s international airports or other points of entry and exit.
Wilson Uwujaren, a spokesman for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), confirmed Obiano’s arrest to Vanguard, adding the ex-governor is presently in police custody in Lagos pending further action by the anti-graft agency.
This comes just hours after Ebelechukwu, his wife, was slapped at Soludo’s inauguration.
Below are some Nigerians’ reactions.
‘Omg dey wife done bring d guy leg for outside nah who go settle dis quarrel,’ ogunancy wrote.
consultshrewd; After wasting tax payers’ money, this is a nice one.
You still want to travel to Texas and have fun while we’re stuck here?
‘He didn’t even remain back to resolve the fight, he wan run comot hand don meet am Okayyy Let’s get this party started! It’s something I’d be interested in “if” it weren’t for the fact that it’s not.