Senator Stella Oduah is now set to sign as surety for former Governor Willie Obiano who was detained by the EFCC according to reliable information reaching 9news Nigeria.
9news Nigeria understands that Senator Stella Oduah has stepped forward to sign for former Governor after many of his close associates abandoned him in the middle of his predicament.
It would be recalled that Obiano was detained by the Economic and Crimes Commission over economic infractions and other graft offense. He was arrested along with his wife, Ebelechukwu as they were about to board a plane to the Texas, United States of America.
The EFCC named Obiano in several multi-billion naira fraud including inflation of cost of constructions at the new Anambra Airport, Umueri.
Since his arrest, the former governor has been languishing at the EFCC detention despite being granted bail.
9news Nigeria learnt that he was unable to meat his bail conditions as most of his closest allies ghosted him.
According to a source, “one of the conditions for his bail stipulates that a Senator from Anambra State will sign the bail bond, and that is what Stella Oduah is doing”.
Recall that EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, at an event in Abuja said Obiano will be freed to go once he meets their bail condition for him, though he didn’t mention them, but based on discreet investigations, the conditions are:
- A Senator from his State
- Two Directors from Federal Ministry with Landed Property in Abuja, etc.
According to sources who are privy with the development, the Senator decided to focus on love and not hate as widely promoted against the former governor following his controversial hand over ceremony.
She is volunteering to do this on the grounds that the former Governor is among his constituents and also an illustrious Son of Anambra State.
Commenting on this move, Chinedu Obigwe of APGA Media Warriors Forum says;
”This is honestly kind of Senator Stella Oduah and I thank her immensely for that but unfortunately, Former Governor Obiano bail condition did not stipulate that a Senator from Anambra will sign his bail bond.