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Breaking: EFCC arrests former Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday has arrested former Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed.

The new development is making it the second time the former Governor of Kwara State has been questioned under 6 months. He was earlier questioned by the Ilorin Zonal Office of the agency in December 2020.

Sources at the agency had told Channels Television 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.

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

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 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.

When contacted, the Spokesperson of the agency, Wilson Uwuaren confirmed the development but declined to give further Statements.

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