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Ex-Kwara Governor Ahmed arrested by EFCC over ₦9B fraud

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A former Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged ₦9 billion fraud.

Ahmed is being currently grilled by the EFCC in Abuja over the alleged N9 billion diverted from the coffers of Kwara State Government.

A top EFCC source said the former governor responded to invitation from the EFCC and that he arrived the headquarters of the commission around 10.00am on Monday and has been there since.

A team of EFCC operatives are said to be grilling the former governor of the alleged diversion of fund.

Spokesperson of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren confirmed the former governor’s arrest.

He told PM NEWS that Ahmed is still with the commission and is still being grilled and questioned over certain allegations.

Uwujaren refused to disclose the details of the alleged fraud levelled against Ahmed.

In December 2020, Ahmed was arrested by Nigerian authorities in connection with his alleged involvement in a long-running financial fraud.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had been probing his wife’s involvement as well. The fraud may have reached two billion naira.


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