EFCC Set to Prosecute Former Kwara Governor Ahmed for Alleged N10bn Fraud on Friday

EFCC Set to Prosecute Former Kwara Governor Ahmed for Alleged N10bn Fraud on Friday

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Abdulfattah Ahmed, the immediate-past governor of Kwara State, is scheduled to face prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for an alleged fraud amounting to N10 billion on Friday.

As reported by The PUNCH, the anti-graft agency disclosed that the former governor would appear before the Federal High Court in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State.

A source revealed, “He is going to be arraigned on Friday at the Federal High Court in Ilorin for diversion of funds, amounting to N10bn.”

Ahmed has been in EFCC custody since Monday following his compliance with an invitation for interrogation.

On Tuesday night, his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji AbdulWahab Oba, expressed concern over the continued detention, citing stringent bail conditions imposed by the EFCC.

“Yes, he is still with the EFCC, and we are now in a dilemma over the issue because they keep changing the goalpost during the match. The case is taking a new dimension, which we don’t really understand for now,” Oba stated.

In a related development, members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara State staged a peaceful protest at the EFCC zonal office in Ilorin, where Ahmed is being held.

Addressing the protesters, the EFCC zonal commander, Michael Nzekwe, clarified that Ahmed had been granted administrative bail but was unable to meet the conditions.

“We’re wrapping up. Once we wrap up, the law will take its course. The anti-graft agency, being a creation of law, would not go contrary to law,” Nzekwe assured.

He added, “Everything we’ve done is within the ambit of the law. The former governor is cooperating with us, and we’re making good progress following rules of law. As I speak, he’s with his lawyer, a SAN; he attends to everyone who comes to see him, and he has a doctor who has attended to him. He eats what he wants to eat. I urge us to allow the law to take its course. We’re not partisan nor prompted by anybody. This body is solely sponsored by the Federal Government.”

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