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Ex-Kwara governor, Abdulafatah Ahmed in EFCC net over alleged fraud

The Nigeria’s leading anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday grilled the erstwhile governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed at their office in Ilorin over multiple allegations of corruption.

Ahmed who served two terms as Kwara governor between 2011 and 2019 faced relentless charges of graft shortly after leaving office in May 2019.

Recalled, several of his former aides and associates had been questioned by the anti-graft agency over alleged fraud perpetrated during his tenure as the state governor.

On Monday, Ahmed was questioned over a slew of sharp practices, including whether or not he inflated contracts for private jet charters during his administration, EFCC sources said. He did not immediately return a request seeking comments.

It was not stated when he would be arraigned in court. The session with the EFCC weeks after Kwara legislators asked Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to immediate launch a expansive probe of Ahmed’s administration over suspected mismanagement of public funds.

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