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EFCC Moves To Send Ex-Gov Obiano To Prison, Reveals It Has Strong Evidence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged the Federal High Court to dismiss former Anambra State governor Willie Obiano’s application to quash a nine-count money laundering charge against him.

According to the EFCC, it has amassed sufficient evidence to ensure the conviction of the former governor, as stated by the anti-graft agency.

In response to Obiano’s motion to dismiss the charges, the EFCC presented a counter-affidavit, asserting that the proof of evidence presented established a prima facie case requiring the defendant to face trial.

The Commission stated, “the charge and the proof of evidence disclosed a prima facie case and linked the defendant with the allegations constituted in the charge,” countering Obiano’s claims.

Additionally, the EFCC contested Obiano’s argument that his trial should be halted based on the assertion by the Anambra state government that its funds were intact. The EFCC argued that since the state government was not a party in the case, it lacked the legal standing to challenge the proceedings.

The EFCC maintained its stance in the affidavit, highlighting that “Anambra state government is not a defendant in the instant proceedings and the defendant is not Anambra state.”

Following arguments from both sides, trial Justice Inyang Ekwo adjourned the matter until April 18 for a ruling.

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