The immediate past governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Ahmed was said to have arrived the EFCC headquarters in the Jabi area of Abuja, the nation’s capital at about 10am on Monday in response to the invitation extended to him by the agency.
While details of the case are still sketchy, sources have revealed his arrest was in connection with how funds to the tune of about N9 billion were allegedly diverted from the coffers of Kwara State government during his tenure.
Ahmed who was governor of Kwara state between 2011 and 2019 was also arrested in December 2020 by the EFCC for his alleged involvement in financial fraud.
The money was alleged to have been diverted during his tenure as governor of the state, and when he served as the Commissioner for Finance in the administration of former Governor Bukola Saraki.
Spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed Ahmed’s arrest but declined further comments.