Former Governor Arrested By EFCC For Fraud

Another former Governor has been arrested by EFCC for fraud.


News Online reports that the immediate past governor of Kwara State, northcentral Nigeria Abdulfatah Ahmed, was n Monday, quizzed over corruption allegations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria’s anti-graft agency.


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A report monitored on Channels Television by News Online says that the former governor is being questioned by a crack team of operatives at the EFCC headquarters in the Jabi area of Abuja, the nation’s capital.


The former governor was said to have arrived the EFCC headquarters at about 10am on Monday, in response to the invitation extended to him by the agency.


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


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Although the details of the case were still sketchy as of press time, sources revealed that Ahmed’s arrest was in connection with how funds to the tune of about N9 billion were allegedly diverted from the coffers of Kwara State government.


The money, News Online learned, was alleged to have been diverted during Mr 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.


Meanwhile, News Online reports that Wilson Uwujaren, Spokesman for the EFCC, confirmed that the former governor responded to the commission’s invitation, he however, declined further comments.