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Onitsha: His Royal Majesty Nnaemeka Achebe, CFR, mni, the Obi of Onitsha has condemned the dehumanizing treatment being meted out to the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Dr Willie Obiano, in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The revered first class monarch disclosed that in a statement he issued on Sunday as the Chairman, Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council.

The statement frowned at a video “leaked” by EFCC officials of Obiano in “boxers” underwear.

It reads, “The attention of the Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council (ANSTRC) has been drawn to a video clip circulating on the social media showing the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie M. Obiano, in EFCC custody wearing a red boxer short and a white T-shirt only.

“The ANSTRC and indeed all traditional rulers of Anambra State are utterly shocked and disappointed that someone of that someone of the status of a former Governor of Anambra State would be treated in such a distasteful and reprehensible manner by an agency of the Federal Government. We are equally disturbed that such a clip found its way from the secured environment of the EFCC to the social media,obviously, with the intent of causing maximum embarrassment to Chief Obiano, and by extension, the people of Anambra, whose Governor he was until three days ago on 17 March, 2022.

“Without prejudice to the responsibility of the EFCC to carry out its statutory duties, such treatment of Chief Obiano is absolutely dehumanizing and would not bring any value whatsoever to the investigation being conducted by the EFCC”

Some political analysts view this as bringing again to the fore, the issue of Igbo marginalization and the use of EFCC for political vendetta.
According to them, such “terribly corrupt characters” as Tinubu and Atiku are about contesting for the Nigerian Presidency whereas Obiano is cooling off in EFCC detention immediately after leaving the Anambra State Government House.

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