Obiano, Ex-Anambra Gov, Pleads Not Guilty To 9-Court Charge

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, docked the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on a nine-count money laundering charge.

Obiano, who was arraigned before trial Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read to him.

He was subsequently allowed to go home based on the terms of an administrative bail the anti-graft agency earlier granted to him.

Terms of the conditions included the seizure of his international passport, even as he was warned not to travel outside the country without the permission of the court.

Besides, the court directed the EFCC to forward to it, details of those that stood as his surety.

The case has been adjourned till March 4 for the commencement of his trial.

It will be recalled that the former governor was first arrested at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, on March 17, 2022, as he was preparing to board a flight to Houston, the United States of America.

The arrest took place a few hours after he left office as governor.

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