Ex-governor Ahmed paid N1.8bn for road not done - Kwara speaker alleges

Ex-governor Ahmed paid N1.8bn for road not done - Kwara speaker alleges

- Kwara House of Assembly speaker, Yakubu Danladi, has accused the state's former governor of embezzling public funds

- Danladi alleged that ex-governor Ahmed paid N1.8 billion for a road project not done

- Ahmed's spokesperson, however, denied the allegation, saying the past administration paid the money for the work done

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Abdulfatah Ahmed, the immediate past governor of Kwara state, has been accused of diverting public funds to the tune of N1.8 billion under the guise of constructing a 33-kilometre road.

The Nation reports that the speaker of the state's House of Assembly, Yakubu Danladi, alleged Ahmed used Ilesha/Gwanara Road contract in Baruten Local Government to embezzle public funds.

Legit.ng gathers that Danladi made the allegation during the one-year celebration of the 9th Kwara State House of Assembly.

Ex-governor Ahmed paid N1.8bn for road not done - Kwara speaker alleges

Ex-governor Ahmed paid N1.8bn for road not done - Kwara speaker alleges. Photo credit: Premium Times
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He claimed nothing was done on the road which was awarded to a contractor for surface dressing.

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Ex-Governor Ahmed's media aide, Abdulwahab Oba, has, however, denied the allegation. According to him, the road was indeed awarded by his principal's administration and the contractor was paid in relation to the work done.

Oba accused the speaker of being "political" just as he advised the current APC-led administration to focus on serving the people.

"It (the current administration) should face the future and do the needful because four years is close,” he said.

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Meanwhile, a report by Sahara Reporters has indicated that four people have been reported dead after a bridge collapsed at Oko-Erin in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara state.

Legit.ng gathered that the bridge collapsed after a heavy downfall on the night of Saturday, June 13.

According to the report, an eyewitness said that a car carrying three passengers was on the bridge when it collapsed.

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The driver and passengers dived into the canal and died before they could be rescued.

“The bridge collapsed around 10 pm on Saturday night because of heavy downfall. The driver was on the bridge when it tore apart and they fell into the canal.

They died because they could not get help as people don’t have means of rescuing them, we had to standby and expect the emergency team to come,” the source was quoted to have said.

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