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Obiano being unnecessarily persecuted – Anambra monarch

Igwe Ben Emeka, the Traditional Ruler of Umueri, Anambra East Local Government Area, Anambra State, has stated that former governor Willie Obiano is being unfairly prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Igwe Emeka, speaking while hosting Anambra State executives of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on a courtesy call in his palace, requested the commission to release him as soon as possible.

The monarch was perplexed as to why a former governor would be imprisoned without a formal invitation, observing that it amounted to humiliation and victimization.

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He urged other South East leaders to join him in seeking Obiano’s immediate release.

“Journalism is a very good profession and a tool with which people get to know what is happening in the world.

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“We want people to support in calling on EFCC to free Obiano. It is a humiliation and victimisation of someone who worked in Anambra. We know all the good works he did for Anambra. We are not complaining.

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“Besides, they did not invite him. So, why are they humiliating him? Why should they also go after the governor’s wife? Is she a civil servant?

“Aside from the international Airport he built, he paid civil servants very promptly until he left office. But we have other governors all over the country who don’t pay workers. So many former Governors and corrupt leaders are going around the streets without any hindrances.

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“But they go after a good man. Obiano knows the conditions of workers and the facts they buy from the same markets where prices of commodities have risen, and he did well to support them through prompt payment, and all he gets is humiliation.”

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