EFCC questions former Kwara governor Abdulfatah Ahmed over alleged corruption

EFCC questions former Kwara governor Abdulfatah Ahmed over alleged corruption

- Former governor of Kwara state, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has appeared before the EFCC in Ilorin

- Ahmed was the governor of the state between 2011 and 2019

- The ex-governor is being investigated over an allegation of corruption levelled against him

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Abdulfatah Ahmed, the immediate past governor of Kwara state, has been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for interrogation.

Legit.ng reports that the former governor in a tweet on Tuesday, December 8, said he honoured the invitation of the zonal office of EFCC in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara state.

The former governor noted that the invitation was to clarify specific transactions and decisions taken while steering the ship of the state.

EFCC questions former Kwara Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed
Former governor of Kwara state, Abdulfatah Ahmed, addressing some people of the state. Photo Credit: @AbdulfataAhmed
Source: Twitter

He said:

“Yesterday, I was at the Ilorin zonal office of EFCC on the invitation. During the session, I clarified specific budgeted transactions and board-approved decisions of a government body while I was Governor. No allegation of fraud was made against me. I have since returned home."

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Ahmed’s successor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, had inaugurated panels to probe the sales of state-owned properties and assets starting from 1999.

The governor also inaugurated another panel to look into the finances of local governments and their activities since 1999.

Premium Times reports that Ademola Banu, the former commissioner for finance under Ahmed, was arraigned for alleged N411 million money laundering.

He was reportedly arraigned alongside Travel Messenger Company Limited and one Olarewaju Adeniyi, on nine counts before Justice Babangana Ashigar of the Federal High Court, Ilorin, Kwara State

According to the online medium, the immediate past chairperson of Kwara state Scholarship Board, Fatimah Yusuf, and two others who were allegedly involved in bursary fraud, were arraigned before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the state high court, Ilorin.

They were arraigned on a seven-count charge for their alleged involvement in bursary fraud in the state, to the tune of N50 million.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the embattled chairman of the EFCC Ibrahim Magu, was indicted in the allegation of corruption levelled against him by the minister of Justice Abubakar Malaimi.

It was reported that the anti-corruption czar was temporarily given a marching order from his position following Malami's memo to President Muhammadu Buhari accusing him of alleged power abuse and corruption.

The Justice Salami-led panel submitted its report on Magu to President Buhari on Friday, November 20, after months of allegations and counter-allegations.

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Source: Legit.ng

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