Sitting governors in Nigeria have immunity from criminal prosecution while in office but that does not mean that their deeds are not on record. It is with that manner that The EFCC, (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) has placed the incumbent Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on a watchlist,
Gov is expected to grafted by the Anti-graft Agency once he hands over power to the governor elect of Anambra state, Prof CC Soludo
Obiano’s name appeaing on the EFCC’s watch list was contained in a letter to the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) dated November 15, 2021.
The EFCC requested the immigration to place Governor Obiano on a watchlist and inform it anytime he is traveling out of the country from any of the international airports, as well as other points of entry and exit.
The reason for placing the governor on watchlist is yet unknown.
Sources told Channels Television that the move was an indication that the agency may have been discreetly investigating the governor and possibly have intelligence that he is planning to escape after handing over power to his successor, Professor Charles Soludo, on March 16, 2022.