EFCC quizzes ex-Kwara governor Abdulfatah Ahmed

Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has questioned the immediate past governor of Kwara State Abdulfatah Ahmed on the use of state funds during his tenure.

Mr Ahmed told Premium Times on Tuesday in a statement that he was interrogated at the anti-graft agency’s office in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.

“Yesterday (Monday), I was at the Ilorin Zonal office of EFCC on invitation. During the session, I clarified specific budgeted transactions and board-approved decisions of a government body while I was Governor. No allegation of fraud was made against me. I have since returned home,” he wrote.

Incumbent Kwara governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq had inaugurated panels to probe the sales of state-owned properties and assets starting from 1999.

He also inaugurated another panel to look into the finances of local governments and their activities since 1999.

Ademola Banu, a former commissioner for finance under Ahmed, was indicted and arraigned for alleged N411 million money laundering.

He was arraigned alongside Travel Messenger Company Limited and Olarewaju Adeniyi on nine counts before Justice Babangana Ashigar of a Federal High Court in Ilorin.