EFCC Arrests Former Kwara Governor Ahmed Over Alleged Diversion Of N9bn

EFCC Arrests Former Kwara Governor Ahmed Over Alleged Diversion Of N9bn

- Abdulfatai Ahmed, a former governor of Kwara state, is currently at EFCC custody

- The ex-governor was said to have been arrested in the early hour of Monday, May 17

- According to the report, Ahmed's arrest was not unconnected with alleged diversion of funds

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The immediate past governor of Kwara state, Abdulfatai Ahmed, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Nigerian Tribune reports that the EFCC said the arrest was not unconnected to Ahmed’s alleged diversion of $9billion from the coffers of the Kwara state government between 2001 and 2019.

Breaking: EFCC Arrests Former Kwara Governor Ahmed Over Alleged Diversion Of N9bn
The EFCC has arrested former Kwara governor, Abdulfatai Ahmed, over alleged diversion of N9bn. Credit: @AbdulfataAhmed

Legit.ng gathered that the anti-graft agency quizzed the former governor for hours after his arrest by the operatives of the EFCC.

The Nation also reports that sources at the anti-graft agency said the former governor is currently being grilled by a crack team of operatives at the headquarters of the EFCC in Jabi Abuja.

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One of the sources reportedly said:

“And for the past seven hours, he has been in the interrogation room, writing statements. Though details of the case are still sketchy as of press time, I think it is connected to how funds to the tune of about N9billion were diverted from the coffers of Kwara state government during his tenure as the governor of Kwara state between 2011 and 2019.
“He is also expected to account for his time as commissioner for finance in the administration of Bukola Saraki, a former president of the Senate.”

The newspaper said the EFCC head of media and publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that the former governor responded to the commission’s invitation.

According to the report, Uwujaren, however, didn’t offer further details when asked.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that EFCC has so far recovered N58 billion ($153m) from former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

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It was reported that the chairman of the commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, made the disclosure in the April edition of the EFCC magazine, EFCC alert.

Bawa also said the anti-graft agency recovered no fewer than 80 choice properties valued at N30 billion ($80m) from the ex-minister.

He stated that the commission is trying to get Madueke repatriated from the United Kingdom (UK) where she has been residing since 2014.

Source: Legit.ng

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