JUST IN: EFCC arrests ex-Kwara Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed over alleged N9bn diversion

Abdulfatah Ahmed.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the immediate past governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed.

Sources at the anti-graft agency said that the former governor is being questioned by a crack team of operatives at the EFCC headquarters in the Jabi area of Abuja.

He was said to have 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, Mr Ahmed was in the interrogation room for about seven hours, writing statements.

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While details of the case were still sketchy as of press time, sources revealed that 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 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.

EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that the former governor responded to the commission’s invitation.

He, however, declined further comments.

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