By Ifeoma Nwovu (Abuja)
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, arraigned a former governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, before Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
Chief Obiano, is being prosecuted on a 9-count charge bordering on money laundering.
When the matter came up, Chief Obiano pleaded not guilty to all the the charges.
However, after taking plea of not guilty, the immediate past Governor of Anambra state was released to go home based on the terms of an earlier administrative bail, granted him by the EFCC.
Terms of the bail included the seizure of his Nigerian passport, and a directive restraining him from travelling outside the country without the permission of the court.
The court also directed EFCC to forward to it, details of those that stood as Obiano’s surety.
Justice Ekwo has adjourned until the 4th of March, this year, for the commencement of his trial.