EFCC to Arraign Obiano for Alleged N4 Billion Fraud Today

The anti-graft agency affirmed that Obiano misappropriated public funds to the tune of N4 billion when he held sway between 2014 and 2022.
The immediate past governor of Anambra State, Willie Maduabuchi Obiano
The immediate past governor of Anambra State, Willie Maduabuchi ObianoX (Formally Twitter)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will, arraign immediate past governor of Anambra State, Willie Maduabuchi Obiano, today before a Federal High Court in Abuja for alleged money laundering during his administration.

According to the anti-graft agency Obiano misappropriated public funds to the tune of N4 billion when he held sway between 2014 and 2022.

EFCC Director of Legal and Prosecution, Slyvanus Tahir (SAN), will lead eight other lawyers in the trial of the former governor.

Some of the charges read: “That you, Chief Willie Maduabuchi Obiano, whilst being the executive governor of Anambra State of Nigeria between March 2014 and March 2022, sometime between 7th February, 2018 to 18th February, 2019 in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, indirectly transferred through Mr Willie Nwokoye, your then principal private secretary, the sum of N156,800.00 only from the Anambra State Government Security Vote Account No: 5030050875 into Account No: 6060018819 belonging to C.I. Patty Ventures Nigeria Limited (an entity that had no business relationship with the Anambra State Government), which funds were dissipated for purposes unrelated/unconnected with the security affairs of Anambra State, which you reasonably ought to have known that such funds formed part of the proceeds of your unlawful act, to wit: (Stealing and Corruption) and you thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 15 (2) (b) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended) in 2012 and punishable under Section 15 (3) of the same Act.”

“That you, Chief Willie Maduabuchi Obiano, whilst being the executive governor of Anambra State of Nigeria between March 2014 — March 2022, sometime between 9th August, 2017 to 4th March, 2020 in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, indirectly transferred through Mr Willie Nwokoye, your then principal private secretary, the sum of N261,268,585.00 only from the Anambra State Government Security Vote Account No: 5030050875 into Account No: 5600062873 belonging to Easy Diamond Integrated Link (an entity that had no business relationship with the Anambra State Government).”

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