Former Kwara State Governor, Abdufatah Ahmed In Our Custody- EFCC 

Richard Ginika Izuora

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has said that the immediate past Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has been arrested by the Commission.

The spokesperson for the Commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed this on Monday, May 17, said that the former Governor arrived at the EFCC headquarters at about 10 am on Monday, in response to the invitation extended to him by the agency.

Following his arrival at the anti-graft agency’s office, Ahmed was in the interrogation room for about seven hours, writing statements.

His arrest was in connection with how funds to the tune of about N9 billion were allegedly diverted from the coffers of the Kwara State government.

The money was alleged to have been diverted during Ahmed’s tenure as Governor of the state; and when he served as the Commissioner for Finance in the administration of former Governor Bukola Saraki.

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