EFCC identifies, vows to punish agent behind Obiano’s leaked video

Willie Obiano

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has identified the officer behind the trending video showing the immediate past governor of Anambra State Willie Obiano in the custody of the commission.

In the 12-second video, Mr Obiano was seen in shorts and a T-shirt drinking water as an unknown mam speaks to him.

A statement by the anti-graft agency posted to social media on Monday said, “The Commission wishes to distance itself from the said video which is completely at variance with the established Standard Operating Procedure of the EFCC.

“A discreet investigation ordered upon discovery of the leak has revealed the errant officer behind the odious act and he is currently being subjected to appropriate disciplinary action.”

Obiano is being interrogated over alleged misapplication of N5 billion Sure-P and N37 billion security vote, withdrawn in cash.

Part of the funds were also allegedly diverted to finance political activities in the state.

Obiano was arrested last Thursday at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos hours after formally handing over to Prof Charles Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The 66-year-old was on his way to Houston, Texas, US when he was apprehended by operatives of the EFCC.

He was transferred to Abuja for further questioning on March 18.