Anambra Governor Chukwuma Soludo reportedly visits his embattled predecessor, Chief Willie Obiano and his wife, Ebele Obiano, in Abuja.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged Obiano to court on Wednesday, 24 January 2024, for money laundering.

Last night, Governor Soludo self-reported his visit on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“Today, accompanied by the APGA National Chairman, Barr Ezeokenwa Sly Jr, I paid a solidarity visit to my respected predecessor, Chief Willie Obiano, in Abuja,” he tweeted.

Soludo described his two-hour chat with his predecessor as “a valuable time well spent.”

“By His grace, this too shall pass,” he mused.

A federal high court granted Obiano bail on Wednesday after EFCC charged him for alleged misappropriation of security votes.

The crime agency said in court papers that the former governor laundered over N4,008,573,350 while in office.

Obiano pleaded not guilty to the charges.

EFCC told the trial judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, that it will call 14 witnesses to testify against Obiano.

Efforts by the Agency to have the former Governor remanded however failed as Justice Ekwo granted him bail with conditions.

The judge asked him to produce two sureties who must be directors in the federal civil service with landed property in Abuja.

He also ordered the former Governor to remain within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and to surrender his travel documents to the court.

Justice Ekwo adjourned the case for trial for four days, 4th to 7th March 2024.


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