JUST IN: EFCC grills ex Kwara governor, Ahmed over alleged corruption

A former Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed, is currently being held by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The anti-graft agency is interrogating Ahmed over how some funds running into billions of naira were expended during his time as governor of the state.

It’s gathered that he was invited by the EFCC and is currently answering questions as to how these monies under his administration were expended.

The former Kwara governor arrived at the Ilorin office of the anti-graft agency on Monday morning.

Ahmed succeeded Bukola Saraki as the governor of the Kwara state and ruled between May 2011.

He handed over to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq in May.

He was once quizzed in May 2021 by a crack team of operatives at the EFCC headquarters in the Jabi area of Abuja, the nation’s capital, in connection with the alleged diversion of funds to the tune of about N9 billion 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 ex-Governor Bukola Saraki

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