Anti-graft body, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has said the arrested immediate past Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, was being quizzed over alleged misappropriation of N42 billion belonging to the state.
An authoritative source in the EFCC disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja.
The source said the former governor was being interrogated over alleged misapplication of N5 billion Sure-P and N37 billion security vote, withdrawn in cash.
According to the source, part of the funds was also allegedly diverted to finance political activities in the state.
Recall that the Commission confirmed Friday that the former governor was in its custody and was undergoing interrogation after his arrest on March 17.
Obiano was arrested Thursday night at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, hours after handing over to the new Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo and subsequently moved to Abuja Friday morning.
EFCC also confirmed that Obiano is yet to be released contrary to such report in some quarters.
EFCC Head of Media and Publicity of the EFFC, Wilson Uwujaren, Friday confirmed that “the former governor is currently in our custody undergoing interrogation and I cannot say exactly when he will be released. I don’t know how long the exercise will take”.