19th May, 2021
By Richard Elesho/ Lokoja
Former Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed has opened up on why he visited the headquarter of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in Abuja.
The former governor said he was not arrested or grilled over alleged N9 billion fraud as insinuated in a section of the media.
Instead, he said he was invited to shed light on a certain contract awarded by the state government while he was Commissioner of Finance under former governor Bukola Saraki.
Ahmed made the clarification on his Twitter page and added that he had since 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 the State Commissioner for Finance.
“I was not accused of any wrongdoing. Neither was I questioned about any N9 billion transaction. I have since been granted bail.”
It was alleged that his invitation by the agency was connected to how funds to the tune of about N9 billion were diverted from the coffers of Kwara State Government during his tenure as Governor of Kwara State, between 2011 and 2019.