Obiano travelling for medical treatment, not fleeing Nigeria before arrest - Lawyer

He was, however, released by the anti-graft agency after meeting his bail conditions.
Willie Obiano
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Following his arrest and subsequent release, former governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has revealed his reason for trying to leave Nigeria immediately after he handed over to his successor, Chukwuma Soludo.

Obiano disclosed that the haste to meet up with his doctor’s appointment in the United States made him to rush to the airport.

The former governor alleged that he was due to treat a “semi fatal condition.”

Obiano, who spoke through his lawyer, Patrick Ikwueto, stressed that he was not running away from the country.

WuzupNigeria had earlier reported how the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission picked up Obiano at the Lagos International Airport, a few hours after he handed over to Soludo in Awka, Anambra State.

He was, however, released by the anti-graft agency after meeting his bail conditions.

Ikwueto however said, “He was not running away. Why will he run away when his family is here and he has a lot to do here? The fact is that Obiano has a medical condition for which he had a prior appointment to see his Specialist Doctor for treatment at Spring Creek Urology Specialists L.L.C., Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

“By the nature of his ailment, he has been undergoing treatment at the said Specialist Hospital since June 2021 and had an appointment earlier scheduled for the final stage of Specialist Radiography for eight (8) weeks – which will take place immediately upon his arrival at the Facility in Houston, Texas, U.S.A.; and thereafter, after four days. Subsequent treatments are scheduled every day for a period of eight (8) weeks.”

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