Sunday December 05, 2021 8:34 AM

EFCC sets to investigate gov Obiano, places him on watchlist

Few months to the end of his tenure in office, the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has placed the outgoing governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on its watchlist.

The latest development is coming  ahead of the March 16, 2022 change of government in Anambra State.

In a letter to the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) dated November 15, 2021  on Wednesday,  requested the NIS to also place the governor on its watchlist and inform it anytime he is travelling out of the country from any of the international airports and other points of entry and exit.

It should be noted that governors in Nigeria have immunity from criminal prosecution while in office.

It was learnt that the governor would have to answer questions on alleged fund mismanagement while in office.

It is not clear why EFCC placed the governor on watchlist but sources said the move was an indication that the agency may have been discreetly investigating the him.

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