Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has kicked against the accusation of the Anambra government on the recent action of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Wille Obiano, governor of the state, The Cables report.
Recall on Tuesday that the EFCC, in a letter dated November 15 and addressed to the comptroller-general of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), asked to be informed whenever Obiano is seen attempting to travel out of the country.
It is not yet clear why the anti-graft agency placed Obiano on a watchlist but sources said the Anambra governor is being investigated by the commission.
Reacting to the development, Don Adinuba, the state commissioner for information, in a statement earlier on Thursday, said the issue between the governor and the EFCC is masterminded by persons in high places who “unsuccessfully canvassed for emergency rule” in the state during the build-up to the governorship election.
Speaking in an interview on Channels Television on Thursday evening, Adinuba said the EFCC is supervised by the minister of justice, and alleged that Malami is behind the EFCC’s action against Obiano.