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JUST IN: Kwara Ex-Gov, Abdulfatah Ahmed Breaks Silence On His Arrest By EFCC

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Former Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed has broken his silence on his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Daily Gist reports.

He was reportedly arrested in Jabi over alleged diversion of N9billion.

It was reported that his invitation by the anti-graft agency was connected to how funds to the tune of about N9billion were diverted from the coffers of Kwara State Government during his tenure as Governor of Kwara State, between 2011 and 2019.

However reacting via a statement on his Twitter page, Ahmed noted that he was invited over a contract awarded by the State government when he was commissioner for Finance.

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He further stated that he had been released on bail.

He wrote, “In response to an invitation by the commission via a letter dated 26th April 2021, I voluntarily visited the EFCC in Abuja yesterday with regard to a complaint about a contract awarded by Kwara State Government while I was State the Commissioner for Finance.

“I was not accused of any wrongdoing. Neither was I questioned about any N9b transaction. I have since been granted bail.”

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