Former Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed has been arrested by The Economic
and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. over alleged diversion of N9bn
The 57-year-old was said to have arrived at the EFCC headquarters at about 10 am on
Monday, in response to the invitation, sent to him by the agency.
Following his arrival at the anti-graft agency’s office, Mr Ahmed was reportedly in
the interrogation room for about seven hours, writing statements.
Sources told Channels that his arrest was in connection with how funds to the
tune of about N9 billion was allegedly diverted from the coffers of the Kwara State
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.
A spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed to Channels that the former
governor responded to the commission’s invitation.