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Diversion Of Funds: EFCC Arrests Former Kwara Governor, Abdulfatai Ahmed




Former Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatai Ahmed, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to emerging reports, the arrest is related to Ahmed’s alleged diversion of $9billion from the coffers of the Kwara State government.

The EFCC is alleging that the said amount was diverted between 2001 and 2019.

The anti-graft agency reportedly quizzed the former governor for hours after his arrest by the operatives of the EFCC.

Sources at the anti-graft agency were also quoted to have said that the former governor is currently being grilled by a crack team of operatives at the headquarters of the EFCC in Jabi Abuja.

One of the sources reportedly said: “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 N9 billion were diverted from the coffers of Kwara State government during his tenure as the governor of the 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.”

EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, is said to have confirmed that the former governor responded to the commission’s invitation. Uwujaren, however, didn’t offer further details on the situation.

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