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Alleged diversion of N10b: EFCC legal team arrives in Ilorin for ex-governor AbdulFatai Ahmed’s trial

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Kwara State former governor Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has spent two days in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged 10 billion diversion.

Ahmed was the governor from 2011 to 2019. He is being detained for alleged diversion of over N10 billion.

Last night, there were strong indications that the ex-governor will be taken from detention for trial at the Federal High Court, Ilorin.

This medium got reports that the EFCC legal team has arrived in the Kwara State capital from Abuja for the ex-governor’s trial.

A source who works with the anti-graft agency who pleaded anonymity said: “The ex-governor is still in EFCC’s custody for the continuation of interrogation. He has a lot to answer, and it is laughable to hear that Ahmed was on a routine visit to our zonal command in Ilorin. Visit for what?

“The truth is that he has a case to answer on the alleged diversion of N10 billion. By the time he is arraigned, the people of the state will know the details from the charges.

“We are yet to release him; although he is battling for bail, we will not delay him more than necessary in line with the new policy of the Executive Chairman of EFCC, Mr. Ola Olukoyede.

“We have accorded him enough respect. We allowed him access to his lawyers, and he is entitled to any choice of food from his family or trusted relations.

“But another source said the ex-governor might be taken to court for trial from detention.”

“Charges are already being preferred against the ex-governor ahead of his arraignment. His ongoing interrogation is to fill up some gaps in his response to issues isolated for him.

“A strong legal team from Abuja has arrived in Ilorin to manage his trial in the Federal High Court, Ilorin, in the next few days,” the source added.

 

 

 

 

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