Ahmed, ex-Kwara governor, in EFCC net over ‘fraud’ - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

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Monday, 17 May 2021

Ahmed, ex-Kwara governor, in EFCC net over ‘fraud’

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has grilled Abdulfatah Ahmed, former governor of Kwara state, over allegations of fraud.

TheCable understands Ahmed has been at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja since Monday morning.

He was said to have arrived at the office at about 10 am to honour an invitation.

Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, confirmed that he was in their custody, but did not give further information on the development.

Ahmed had governed Kwara between 2011 and 2019.

Before then, he served as commissioner for finance in the administration of Bukola Saraki, his predecessor.

Details of the allegations of fraud against him are still sketchy but TheCable understands the funds involved run into billions of naira.

This is the second time the former governor will be invited by the EFCC since he vacated office in 2019.

In December 2020, he was at the commission’s office to clarify certain transactions and decisions he took as governor.

TheCable