The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos.
Obiano, who was governor of Anambra for eight years, was picked up by the EFCC operatives at about 8:30pm as he prepared to board a flight to Houston, in the US state of Texas.
Obiano had been on the watchlist of the commission months before his tenure as a governor ended.
The Commission had on November 21 placed Obiano on his watchlist.
In a letter to the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) dated November 15, 2021, EFCC requested the NIS to place the governor on a 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.