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EFCC detains former Kwara governor over alleged diversion of N10b

Former Governor of Kwara state, Abdulfatah Ahmed has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the alleged diversion of over N10billion.

This ensued after he honoured the anti-graft agency’s invitation at the Ilorin zonal office following which he was grilled again by investigators.

A source told The Nation; 

“The ex-governor was questioned on the diversion and mismanagement of N10billion funds of the Kwara State Government during his tenure as governor between 2011 and 2019.

“It is about alleged diversion, misappropriation of funds and money laundering. We have been on this investigation since 2019.

“We reached out to the ex-governor and we asked him to report to Ilorin Office because of jurisdiction. That was where he allegedly committed the offence.

“The ex-governor voluntarily reported to the EFCC’s office in Ilorin. There was no basis for arresting him. We are trying to tidy up the investigation ahead of the arraignment of the ex-governor before the Federal High Court in Ilorin.

“We want to avert recourse to frivolous applications on jurisdiction which may drag for some time. We will put the ex-governor on trial in Kwara State. We have detained the former governor to enable him to respond to some issues.”