The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained Abdulfatah Ahmed, the immediate former governor of Kwara State (EFCC).
The former governor is being questioned by a crack squad of operatives at the EFCC headquarters in the Jabi district of Abuja, the nation’s capital, according to sources within the anti-graft agency.
He was claimed to have appeared at the EFCC offices about 10 a.m. on Monday in response to the agency’s invitation.
Mr Ahmed spent almost seven hours in the interrogation room after arriving at the anti-graft agency’s office, writing statements.
While facts of the case were still vague as of press time, sources said his detention was related to how roughly N9 billion in funds were reportedly diverted from the Kwara State government’s accounts.
The funds were allegedly syphoned during Mr Ahmed’s stint as governor of the state and his time as the Commissioner for Finance in previous governor Bukola Saraki’s government.
Wilson Uwujaren, a spokesman for the EFCC, said that the former governor accepted the commission’s invitation.
He, on the other hand, remained silent.
There will be more details to come.
EFCC Arrest Abdulfatah Ahmed
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